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  • Caffeine
    8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
    Is your child consuming too much caffeine without you even knowing it? The answer may be yes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says 100-200 milligrams (mg) a day is safe, but a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found even low...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Vegetarianism
    5 Tips to Raise a Healthy Vegetarian Child
    "Mom, I've decided to become a vegetarian!" Whether your child or teen has recently uttered these words to you, or your whole family has gone meatless, you're probably wondering how to supplement your child's diet with the nutrients she needs. Fo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Are We Too Sweet
    Healthy Snacks
    Are We Too Sweet? Our Kids' Addiction to Sugar
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. But a sweet tooth isn't as harmless as it might seem. Our country's addiction to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Food Allergies
    6 Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
    Like most food allergies, a milk allergy is a serious health issue, and is different than simply being lactose intolerant. According to the National Institutes of Health, lactose intolerance is a digestive system disorder, while a milk allergy is...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
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    Healthy Snacks
    14 Unhealthy "Health" Foods
    Just because a food is marketed as healthy doesn't always mean it is. From astronomical portion sizes to sugar-laden beverages, this list of 14 deceiving foods will have you re-thinking your choices the next time you're perusing the grocery aisle...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Young girl eating a oatmeal with berries after a workout
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    Counting the calories in each morsel of food that you eat is not the way to go. But you can get a general idea of how many total calories you should eat each day, to either maintain or lose weight, with the following formula: First find your BM...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Usda Food Pyramid
    USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family Diet
    USDA's Guidelines for a Healthy Family DietEating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for your child's proper growth and development, but how do you know if your child is getting the nutrients he needs? The following guidelines laid out by...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    "USDA MyPlate" Food Guidelines
    The USDA presents an easy way to fit the five major food groups on your plate at every meal. Use this visual guide to design a healthy plate for your family. ...
  • Apples and Cheese
    Nutritional Information
    9 Snacks with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
    High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is everywhere you look, from the breads you eat to the soft drinks you consume. HFCS has been linked to the obesity epidemic and the development of type two diabetes. Although it may seem impossible to avoid, the...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food
    General Nutrition
    Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Important
    Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Important There are so many reasons to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. Everyone Needs to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables A growing body of research proves that fruits and vegetables are critical to pro...
  • WomanatDoctor
    Mom's Health and Fitness
    9 Must-Have Health Tests for Women
    Hey mom, we know you're busy taking care of your family, but when was the last time you took the time to take care of yourself? Find out what health tests are most important, so you and your doctor can make sure you stay in tip-top shape for a lo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food
    Fruits and Vegetables
    How Well Do You Know Your Vegetables?
    Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables: Which type brings the most nutritional value to the table? Take this quiz to test your veggie smarts! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Children's Nutritional Needs
    The Best Brain Foods
    Do your brain a favor and feed it foods packed with nutrients to keep it healthy and fit. Decrease your chance of disease while improving your mood, thinking, and mental skills with these brain-boosting super foods. Source: WebMD ...
  • Apples and Cheese
    Nutritional Information
    9 Snacks with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
    High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is everywhere you look, from the breads you eat to the soft drinks you consume. HFCS has been linked to the obesity epidemic and the development of type two diabetes. Although it may seem impossible to avoid, the...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Food
    Dietary Guidelines
    Set Up Healthy Patterns
    Set Up Healthy PatternsThe psychology of food is a huge and complex subject. But you know yourself that there's a strong relationship between your food and your emotions. From wanting comfort foods when you're ill to rewarding yourself with a ch...