Brightly colored O shaped cereal is an example of a low fiber food.
    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…)…

    Healthy Eating, Part II - What foods do children need?
    Healthy Eating, Part II – What foods do children need? What foods should be avoided?

    When my son Kevin was about 3 years old, he spied a green pea. He picked it up between his fingers and rolled it over. It looked good! He then pushed the pea up his nose. Interesting. Vegetables are f…

    Sugar and Children's Diet
    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…

    Beautiful organic vegetables for good nutrition.
    Healthy Eating, Part I – How important is good nutrition?

    With all that we know about tobacco, how can people still smoke? Easy. They're enticed by big business; they enjoy it; it's cool; and it's very, very habit forming. Now for the shock--poor nutritional…

    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…

    Milk and Constipation
    Milk and Constipation

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: A cranky, unhappy toddler may well be responding to physical discomfort. Tummy troubles of one type or another can make anyone feel miserable. Milk is a major part of most childre…

    Soy And Cow’s Milk Intolerance
    Soy & Cow’s Milk Intolerance

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Unfortunately, some children are soy protein intolerant. As it happens, this is more common in kids who are allergic to cow's milk protein. You might try using a protein hydrolysa…

    Honey and Infant Botulism
    Honey & Infant Botulism

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Mark, your care for your daughter comes through clearly in your question. Taking the initiative with preventive measures to insure her health and comfort is a very loving act. Get…

    Fresh eggs gathered from a chicken's nest. Egg are on Dr. Greene's list of iron rich foods.
    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…

    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    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…

    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…

    Olestra

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The proponents of Olestra celebrate it as a major nutritional breakthrough -- a fat that passes through the body without being absorbed. They herald this as an exciting way to sla…

    Infant Formula Considerations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Breast milk is the best and safest form of nutrition for infants. Infants and breast milk are designed for each other. Infant formula has been developed to substitute for breast m…

    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children
    The Relationship between Sugar and Behavior in Children

    Dr. Greene's take on sugar and behavior... The effect of sugar intake on children's behavior is a hotly debated topic in pediatrics. Parents and educators often contend that sugar and other carbohydra…

    How can I get my child to eat vegetables?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: If you drink coffee, you probably remember the first time you took a taste. It was horrible! How could anyone like that disgusting stuff! Many baby foods that we consider very bla…