Adolescence is a pivotal time in every child’s life. Because of the significant growth that is taking place, ensuring that they are getting proper nutrition is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. While setting your sights on perfection is an insurmountable goal, you can definitely aim to achieve a […]
Whether your child has been diagnosed with food allergies or if they are friends with a child who has, there are several things you need to understand in order to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. Childhood food allergies vary in severity, with anaphylactic reactions, which can be fatal, being the most serious. Even […]
A study published in late 2015 revealed one in five American children had at least one abnormal cholesterol measurement. That statistic has been supported by many national entities, including the Centers for Disease Control (1). Abnormal cholesterol could be total cholesterol, LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol, HDL (or “good”) cholesterol, triglyceride levels, or any combination of them. What […]
Have you tried it? I remember my first time I was about 4 years old and at daycare and I swear I pocketed that raw piece in the side of my mouth for hours till my dad picked me up so I could spit it out. Now I don’t think it’s that bad… it’s growing […]
During the summer months, it’s easy to get your fruits and veggies every day. It’s rare that you encounter a cookout a devoid of a crisp, colorful salad or a company picnic without a watermelon in sight. But when the snowy months arrive, it’s second nature to forgo fresh produce in favor of starchy or […]
When you hear the term “dehydration,” it probably conjures up an image of an athlete pounding the pavement in the hot summer sun. But did you know that dehydration is just as prevalent and problematic—maybe even more so—in the winter months? This is due to a combination of factors brought on by colder temperatures. First, […]
With the snowflakes falling relentlessly outside, it’s the perfect time to fire up your crockpot. The only potential pitfall is that your standard meat-and-potatoes medley is packed with saturated fat and salt. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium per day (that’s less than a teaspoon!) and only 5% […]
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