Weight Management

What is a vegan diet? | Will this Benefit my Overweight Child?

What is a vegan? Typically a vegan is a person who believes we should not eat or use anything from an animal.  A plant-based (vegan) diet is highly recommended for overweight children and their families.  If you want to get the most health benefits from your diet and see and feel dramatic improvements, a change […]

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What Causes Constipation– Constipation Remedies for Kids

What causes constipation?  The answer to that question can be a long list!  Constipation in kids can be caused by a number of different things.  Sometimes the foods our children eat causes constipation, sometimes it’s the type of foods or drinks they don’t take in, sometimes it’s inactivity, rarely is the cause a medical problem.  Constipation is defined […]

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Nutrition Requirements | What does a kid need?

Nutrition requirements — everywhere you look there’s different information and recommendations.  Figuring out nutrition for your kids can be a frustrating experience.  We’re bombarded by marketing that says a snack is “healthy”, a drink of this can be the same nutrients as a plate of vegetables, and  “low-fat” this and “no-calorie” that options are available  everywhere.  We think we’re doing […]

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Healthy Snacks

Healthy snacks for your kids will keep their energy level up, mood stabilized, and give them more ability to pay attention.  Finding healthy snacks can be a challenge.  Prepackaged snacks are readily available and easy for kids to help themselves to.  Also, when in a rush, it’s much easier for us parents to grab and go.  […]

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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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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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