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Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

by Elizabeth Pantley author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill 2007) You don’t have to give up dining out, and you don’t have to skip a date night if the babysitter cancels. There are ways to teach children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant so that it is a fun evening out for everyone […]

The Wonderful World of Food … Cravings That Is

Pregnancy cravings. Everyone has heard of them, many pregnant women have experienced them, and most men just wish that they had a good excuse to go eat whatever they want, and as much as they want, without someone looking at them like they are a pig. Cravings are one of the best perks a woman […]

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Choosing The Right Foods

By Beverley Brooke There are many things that you can do to improve your diet and ensure that you gain a minimal but healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. Choosing the right foods is important because you will be able to loose weight more quickly after delivery if you manage your diet during pregnancy. So […]

Increases and Decreases in Your Appetite

During pregnancy it is likely for your appetite to wax and wane. You may find yourself overeating, or under eating on any given day. While this can be the “norm” during pregnancy, it isn’t necessarily good for you or your baby. During the first trimester, especially if you are dealing with morning sickness, you might […]

How Folate Can Help Prevent Birth Defects

This article originally appeared in the July 1996 FDA Consumer and contains revisions made in February 1999. The article is no longer being updated. For the most recent information on this topic, go to the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s “Information for Women Who Are Pregnant” Web page.  by Paula Kurtzweil If you […]

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn can pop its ugly head up at anytime during pregnancy. It is more common later in pregnancy, but many women feel it in the first trimester as well. What causes it? What can be done to help relieve it?. When a woman gets pregnant, her placenta starts producing more of the hormone progesterone than […]

Eating Right for Sleep

by Patti Teel Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause learning problems, so can an inadequate diet. Each child is a unique individual, and it’s unreasonable to think that “one size fits […]

Brown Rice for the Family

by Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Some of the key nutrients in brown rice include B vitamins, maganese, selenium, iron and fiber. The health benefits of brown rice read like a laundry list to disease prevention and boosting the immune system. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke […]

Is Your Child Suffering from The Gimmes?

by Rayven Perkins This horrible, debilitating disease can transform even the kindest, sweetest children into horrible thoughtless monsters! Has this ever happened to you? You walk into the grocery store with your little angel by your side. She asks if she may please have a box of Starry Fish Gummy Fruit Snacks, and when you […]

How to Introduce Your Child to a Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian parents oftentimes want their children to follow in their footsteps for ideological, environmental, or health-related reasons. However, teaching children to forego certain foods, especially when their friends are enjoying them, can be a real challenge. Here are some tips on how to introduce your child to a vegetarian diet so that he or she […]

Meal Ideas for Toddlers

Once your baby has outgrown the jarred or homemade baby food, it can sometimes become difficult to figure out good balanced meals to feed your baby. Some baby’s may become picky, or sometimes it may be you that is picky, but you still want to feed your baby well. Toddlers have very small esophagi so […]

Women and Nutrition: A Menu of Special Needs

By Dori StehlinBreast cancer. Osteoporosis. Iron deficiency. Weight reduction. What do these things have in common? They are either unique to women, or are more prevalent in women. And they affect current recommendations on what women should eat for optimum health. While new information on what’s good and what’s bad seems to surface almost daily, […]

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