Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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.Read full story
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?Read full story
The Bottom Line
The nutrients DHA and ARA, found naturally in breastmilk, have been in the news a lot lately. Controversy! Some studies of DHA and ARA in formula have detected significant benefits for children.Read full story
Sex changes in frogs, puberty in children?
The frogs look normal on the outside. But trace amounts of one of the most popular weedkillers in the US have caused male frogs to grow internal female sex organs, according to a study published in the April 16, 2002 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.These mutant frogs may help explain why the amphibian [...]Read full story
Feeding Yourself, Feeding Your Baby
Feeding your baby is such a special time in your family’s life! I have four children. When my daughter was born, she weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces. Today, as I write, she is 11 years old and weighs over 80 pounds. All of the materials for this dramatic increase in size have come from the [...]Read full story
“What’s Up, Doc?” — A Creative Way to Promote Veggies
Pass the carrots. Chuck Jones, the creator of Bugs Bunny, recently died at age 89. I asked my kids to each munch a carrot in honor of the passing of this man who did so much work that kids have enjoyed.Read full story