Toddler/Preschooler Nutrition

The Picky Eater

The picky eater is a child who develops a small repertoire of food that she eats and she manipulates her parents and caregivers into providing only those foods. This does not make her a “bad” child. She’s just been trained by us adults not to explore foods and try different things. There are certainly some […]

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How to Stop Breast feeding | When to Wean

How to stop breast feeding and the appropriate time to stop breast feeding varies from one mom & baby to another. Whether you’ve breast fed your child for a year or a month, weaning is a decision for you to make or sometimes your infant makes for you.  Even if your child has decided to wean from […]

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Empty Calories | Your Child’s Nutrition

Empty calories are calories your child consumes that have a poor nutritional quality — also known as “Junk Foods”.  These foods are high in calories with little to no nutritional benefits.  A recent NIH study showed that  nearly 40% of the energy consumed by 2- to 18-year-olds comes in the form of empty calories.  Empty calorie […]

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