January 3, 2003
    Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In small amounts, neither diet or regular soda is very harmful. But of course, neither has great benefits. I have no problems with sugar when it comes naturally with fiber such as…

    November 3, 2002
    Salmonella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction: Careless handling of raw chicken, eating undercooked eggs, and playing with pet turtles all share something in common – they can give your child Salmonella. What is it? Salmonella bact…

    Food Poisoning
    October 29, 2002
    Food Poisoning: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to food poisoning: Eating is one of the great delights in life, but sometimes the food we eat makes us sick. What is food poisoning? Food can make us sick if it contains either dangerous …

    Baby crying while being fed. Could it be Gastroesophageal Reflux?
    October 29, 2002
    Gastroesophageal Reflux: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to gastroesophageal reflux: GE reflux wears many faces. You might see a baby who spits up all the time...an adult with heartburn...a child who won't gain weight...an unhappy toddler...a c…

    October 25, 2002
    Celiac Disease: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to celiac disease: The little child just never seems to be feeling well. She doesn’t like to eat. She’s clingy and cranky. It seems like she always has loose stools. She’s not growi…

    February 2, 2001
    Relieving Constipation With Diet

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As long as your daughter is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see when her diaper is changed. During the diaper years, the stools undergo seve…

    Surprising uses and Benefits of Yogurt
    November 7, 2000
    Surprising Uses & Benefits of Yogurt

    Dr. Greene's Answer: One of those ideas is true and one is not, but the larger truth about yogurt may surprise you! In school, my daughter is studying the diversity of ecosystems from the Great Barrie…

    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…

    December 4, 1995
    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…