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    How Toddlers Can Benefit from Supplements

      The toddler years are a time of huge transition – and one of the biggest changes is in how they receive the majority of their nourishment. Not so long ago, their diet consisted of milk or formula, but now they are (hopefully!) enjoying a balanced diet, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, adequate […]

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    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I’m not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference in nutrient density. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my wife say “tomatoes just don’t taste the way they […]

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  • the Greene 13

    What nutrients, vitamins and minerals are on your list of “the Greene 13″?

    I heard you give a talk about kids’ nutrition. You mentioned the list of nutrients that kids aren’t getting enough of in their diet. In my notes I have “the Greene 13”, but I wasn’t able to take notes…

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  • Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation

    Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation

    Adequate vitamin D levels are very important during pregnancy and lactation. In addition to the classical role of vitamin D in calcium and phosphate absorption and metabolism, vitamin D during pregnancy protects against infection, helps ensure proper fetal development, and reduces the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. How vitamin D protects against infection is discussed […]

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  • Doubling Vitamin D

    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life-long health benefits of getting plenty of the sunshine vitamin.

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  • Dr. Greene on Vitamins

    Dr. Greene on Vitamins

    Many parents are very interested in multiple vitamins and other products which can supply kids with DHA, calcium, etc. Some of them believe those products are important to kids’ health. What’s your advice on choosing these products?

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  • Vitamin Sunshine

    Vitamin Sunshine

    An astonishing forty percent of healthy babies and toddlers in a recent study had low levels of vitamin D. Results of this important study appear in the June 2008 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Children can get vitamin D in the diet, but the skin can also make vitamin D in response to time […]

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  • Does Your Child Need a Multivitamin?

    Does Your Child Need a Multivitamin?

    You know that it is wise to back up your computer’s hard drive; I recommend backing up your child’s food drive with a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement. This simple habit could improve your child’s health and even intelligence. I’ll explain briefly why I feel strongly about this:

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  • Early Multivitamins, Asthma, and Food Allergies

    Early Multivitamins, Asthma, and Food Allergies

    We know that the first months of life are a very impressionable time when it comes to the developing immune system. Even brief breastfeeding in the first few months of life, for instance, may give long-term protection from asthma. On the flip side, exposure to some foods in the first months may predispose to later […]

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  • Full Fat Yogurt for Infants and Toddlers

    Full Fat Yogurt for Infants and Toddlers

    The AAP’s Caring for Your Baby and Young Child suggests yogurt as a healthy food for babies and toddlers as early as 8 months old. Most young babies begin life nutritionally sound with breast milk or an approved formula. Most make a smooth transition to healthy first cereals, fruits, and veggies. But during the transition […]

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