Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts
Vegetarian Diet and Kids
This week in chat, a mother asked an increasingly common question, “I am wondering what to do about my 7 year old who will not eat any meat or poultry. She has it in her mind that it is mean to kill animals and eat them.” As a child grows, we want to support her [...]Read full story
DHA & ARA: A Personal Story
I was scheduled to appear on National Public Radio to discuss an exciting development for babies: for the first time DHA and ARA have been added to an infant formula in the US. As the moment approached, I once again read the scientific literature leading up to this advance (such as a recent study funded [...]Read full story
DHA and ARA Added to US Formula for the First Time
January 10, 2002 saw the launch of the first and only infant formula in the US to contain DHA and ARA. I have been calling for these ingredients in US formulas here at DrGreene.com since 1996. These nutrients are naturally found in breast milk and have been shown to support infant mental and visual development.Read full story
Women who take folate during pregnancy appear to reduce the chances that their children will later develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A study published in the December 8, 2001 issue of The Lancet found that children whose mothers did not take supplemental folate during pregnancy were more than 2.5 times more likely to eventually develop [...]Read full story
Is Organic Food Really Better for Kids?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with evaluating pesticides and setting “acceptable risk” levels of exposure. EPA’s tests have largely been conducted on fully grown adult men or non-human animal species, exposing them to one chemical at a time. Evidence now shows that chemicals in combination — the way we are usually exposed to [...]Read full story
Organic a Choice for our Children
As parents, we want to feed our children healthy food. What parent would turn down the chance to give a child delicious, healthy food that is convenient, a good money value, that the child loves – and then responds with a, “Thank you, Mommy, that was great! May I help clean up?”Read full story
Halloween Trick with Treats
When it comes to the customary Halloween problem of huge amounts of sugar entering our children in a short time frame, Dr. William Tamborlane’s research on fiber and sugar has some practical applications. He found that total sugar intake does not correlate with changes in children’s behavior — but that the amount of sugar in [...]Read full story
Blood Pressure, the Time is Now.
Parents of overweight teens often feel reassured that the youth and vitality of their children protects them from the harm of being overweight, at least until they are older. Looking for another reason to deal with it now?Read full story
Cookies n’ Creatine?
Many children would like to build muscle, improve their appearance, and enhance their athletic performance. Supplement marketers are convincing them that they can do it all by taking creatine. And it’s safe! It’s available over the counter as a supplement (such as Teen Creatine Advantage) or in some foods (such as the Cookies n’ Creatine [...]Read full story
Sticks and Stones May Break Their Bones…
…but the normal rough-and-tumble play of childhood shouldn’t! If a child falls from atop a climbing structure and breaks a bone, then it may be a normal fracture of a normal bone. But if a child trips on a single step and breaks a bone, then the bone should be checked to be sure that [...]Read full story