Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Whole Grains Help

    Whole Grains Help

    Parents need to know that white bread vs. whole wheat is not a trivial question. Whether or not children eat whole grains could have a major impact on their health. The current epidemic of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes has been making headlines.

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  • Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Milk, Sugar, Fat, and Calcium

    Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Milk, Sugar, Fat, and Calcium

    Parents are often reluctant to let their children drink too much chocolate (or otherwise flavored) milk, concerned that this will give their kids too much sugar or fat. Actually, a glass of flavored milk contains less sugar than many juices, fruit drinks, or sodas.

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  • Cardiovascular Health in Children

    Cardiovascular Health in Children

    Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in the United States, killing about half a million people each year. Coronary heart disease used to be thought of as a disease of the middle aged and the elderly. Over the last twenty years it has become increasingly clear that atherosclerosis – damage to the heart […]

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  • Growth and Lack of Appetite

    Growth and Lack of Appetite

    My 4-year old daughter is 38 inches tall and weighs 27.5 pounds. She hasn’t been eating much for the last year. Now I’m lucky if I get a meal into her. She has started losing her hair and is…

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  • Where to Get the Calcium When They Won’t Drink Milk

    Where to Get the Calcium When They Won’t Drink Milk

    My 7-year old daughter does not like to drink milk at all. Is it okay if I give her Tums as a supplement? She will drink half a glass of chocolate milk but won’t finish it.

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  • French Fries Surprise!

    French Fries Surprise!

    The World Health Organization has called an emergency meeting for the end of June 2002 to look at an urgent health concern with potato chips, French fries, and some other fried and baked foods.

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  • Higher Fiber, Later Periods

    Higher Fiber, Later Periods

    Girls who eat foods rich in fiber can reduce their risk of having their first period early by almost 50 percent, according to a study published in the April 2002 issue of Public Health Nutrition.

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  • Rainbow Carrots

    Rainbow Carrots

    A maroon and orange carrot, bred to match the colors of Texas A&M University, was analyzed in the March 2002 issue of Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals and found to have more vitamin A, more antioxidants and 40 per cent more beta-carotene than “traditional” orange carrots.

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  • Vegetarian Kids

    Vegetarian Kids

    I often hear from parents who are concerned because their children will not eat meat, for one reason or another. A study published in the May 2002 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine provides some encouraging news.

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  • Honey and Peanuts during Pregnancy?

    Honey and Peanuts during Pregnancy?

    Is it safe to consume honey while pregnant? Is honey pasteurized or unpasteurized? Does it matter? Also, are peanuts considered safe?
    Thank you!

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