popular topics in children's nutritional needs

  • 5 ways to sneak vegetables in your kid
    Food
    5 Ways To Sneak Vegetables In Your Kid's Food
    Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies? It can be difficult sometimes, especially if you have a picky eater. There are lots of great suggestions to get your kids to try new things, and one of our favorite tricks to is to sneak the ...
  • Food Additives
    5 Big-Name Food Companies Removing Artificial Ingredients from Their Products
    For busy moms, deciding which packaged foods are safe for your child's breakfast, lunch, and snacks can be daunting, especially when you are faced with a long line of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and dyes on the recipe label. Although ...
    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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    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
  • 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.
  • Halloween candy leftovers, candy corn craft
    Halloween Candy
    10 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy
    Want to prevent cavities and sugar highs in the aftermath of Halloween? Check out these ideas for recycling, rationing, and purging your child's heap of candy. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Childhood Obesity
    Twelve-Year-Old Is Gaining Weight
    It's normal for adolescent girls to become a bit chubby as they go through puberty. Find out why you should be careful not to overreact. ...
  • 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. ...
  • produce
    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 ...
  • Meatloaf
    Picky Eaters
    15 Ways to Disguise Vegetables
    Your kid won't go near vegetables? See if you can sneak in a few here and there with some of these suggestions. ...
  • Kids
    Power Struggles
    My Child Won't Eat
    A child who won't eat may be having a power struggle with the parent. Find out why the problem may not really be food-related. ...
  • FastFood,TakeoutPizza,Pizza
    Dining and Eating Out
    Don't Let Fast Food Weigh You Down
    Fast food should never be a staple in your diet, but as a busy parent, sometimes your only option for an on-the-go meal is the closest burger joint. Read on to find tips for making healthier food choices at your favorite chain -- your health (and...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Junk Food
    Candy Quiz
    Test your knowledge of tasty treats in our candy quiz. ...
    Holly Hartman
  • Family Life
    Kidney Stones
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. Children
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. ChildrenIf you need another reason to avoid feeding your children processed and junk food, you've got one: It's a suspected cause of a growing health problem in young children – kidney stones.A recent New York...
    Nancy Witting
  • Kids
    Picky Eaters
    Picky Eaters: Born or Made?
    Picky Eaters: Born or Made? To Eat or Not to Eat? That Is the QuestionOnce upon a time there lived a storybook badger named Frances, who would only eat bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for supper....
    Katy Abel
  • Food
    Vitamins and Supplements
    Vitamin D Recommendations Doubled for Children
    Vitamin D Recommendations Doubled for Children The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children, and adolescents. As recently as 2003, the AAP recommended 200 international units (IU...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Food
    Food Groups
    Nutrition Quiz: Myth or Fact?
    Are you a health whiz? Do you know what's best for you and your children? Take our nutrition quiz to find out surprising facts and bogus myths. ...
  • bushels of apples, fruits
    Organic Foods
    14 Must-Buy Organic Foods
    Pesticides help protect crops by warding off damaging weeds, diseases, and bugs, but they also leave a residue on our produce. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, certain fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of...
    Lindsay Hutton