Weight and Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Tips for Helping Underweight Kids (and Their Parents)

    Tips for Helping Underweight Kids (and Their Parents)

    Parents of kids who really don’t eat enough deserve better help than they often get. Still, most of the time when people say to me that their child is skinny and a very picky eater, the child does not need to eat more. When kids do need to catch up on weight growth, slower is […]

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  • How Much Food Does a Child Need

    How Much Food Does a Child Need Each Day?

    How much does a child need each day?

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  • Couch Potatoes & Screen Potatoes Unpeeled

    Couch Potatoes & Screen Potatoes Unpeeled

    There’s good news and bad news. Dramatically good and dramatically bad. Duke University announced on May 28, 2003 the results of their 5-year randomized study on body fat. Two kinds of body fat accumulate as we gain weight: subcutaneous fat (under the skin) and visceral body fat (in and around the organs). It’s the huge […]

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  • Healthy Snacking

    Healthy Snacking

    My 4-year-old daughter does not like to eat fruits and vegetables. I was wondering if there is a way I can get her to eat them without her hating me in the process. I give her a vitamin every…

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  • Sugar Versus Artificial

    Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners

    My son likes to drink soft drinks. I allow him one per day. I always buy the caffeine-free variety, but I’m wondering what your opinion is on artificial sweeteners and kids. Which is “less evil,” artificial sweeteners or sugar?

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