A Solid Foundation
    July 30, 1999
    A Solid Foundation

    When your children are grown, much of their long-term health will depend on what they ate as kids, nutrition experts reported at the July 1999 National Conference on Advances in Pediatric Nutrition at…

    Brightly colored O shaped cereal is an example of a low fiber food.
    January 5, 1999
    Fiber: Do kids need it, too?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Fiber is very important for kids’ health and behavior. Children age 1 to 3 need at least 19 grams a day. By age 4, the minimum goes up to 25 grams. (more…)…

    Sugar and Children's Diet
    January 5, 1999
    Sugar & Children’s Diet

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Children do not need to eat large amounts of sugar. In the 1800s, the average American consumed 12 pounds of sugar per year. By 1975, however, after the overwhelming success of th…

    January 4, 1999
    Eating Veggies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sometime around 9 months of age, many babies begin to think that smooshed baby foods are not where it's at. They develop an intense desire to eat whatever it is that you are eatin…

    Fresh eggs gathered from a chicken's nest. Egg are on Dr. Greene's list of iron rich foods.
    October 14, 1996
    Iron-Rich Foods

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Improving your child's diet is the most important way to prevent and to treat iron deficiency. Many foods are good sources of iron. Here's my list of iron-rich foods: Good -- Gras…

    Pale young girl. Could she have Anemia?
    October 14, 1996

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets (little clumps that help the blood clot when needed). The red blood cells carry oxyge…

    September 27, 1996
    Appetite Stimulants in Underweight Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Oraxin may increase your child's appetite, but at great cost. Many adults want a decreased appetite. Over the years people have found that taking stimulant drugs (caffeine, amphet…