Eating and Nutrition - Kids & Teen's Needs

Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Have you changed your eating habits to shed some pounds but find the numbers on the scale are going up?

Could Your Child Be Nutritionally Deficient?

In a country where obesity is a growing problem, so is the issue of poor nutrition. What are some of the most common nutritonal deficiencies, and how can you ensure your child's getting enough of what she needs?

A Dozen Healthy Family Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day for your family, but lunch is important too, not to mention snacks. Here are essential nutrition tips from a top expert.

Popcorn, Peanuts, and Pretzels: Healthy Snacks or Harmful Nibbles?

How do you define a healthy snack? Low-fat? Low-calorie? Low-carb? Foods that fit into those categories may be good choices, but a better approach might be to choose snacks that are also high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Become Your Baby's Favorite Chef

Why should you make your own baby food? Let's see, it's generally more nutritious, less costly, and it takes hardly any effort to get started.

Can Eating This Prevent Vascular Disease?

A new study shows that there may be added heart benefits to including these foods in your daily diet.

Get Your Picky Eater to Eat Breakfast

The importance of a nutritious breakfast can't be overstated and that means you might need to get creative.

Cruciferous Vegetables Are Prevention Powerhouses

The evidence is overwhelming that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables, in particular, deliver compounds that help prevent the transformation of normal cells into cancer.

Adjust Your Family's Food Attitude

Sample these dozen healthy ideas that will help your family lead a healthier life for the long haul.

Your Bad Habits: Don't Hand Them Down

While it's true that as kids get older you have less influence on them as parents, don't discount your role in modeling good (and bad) behavior. While what you say to them may sometimes fall on deaf ears, what you do will certainly be noticed.

The New USDA Dietary Guidelines, Decoded

All-you-can-eat buffets. Unlimited soda refills. Burgers the size of ball fields. When it comes to food, America serves it up. It's no wonder one-third of our children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Here's what you need to know to help your family eat better.

Risks and Benefits of Eating Heart-Healthy Fish

When it comes to mercury exposure from fish, what do you need to know to make the healthiest choices?

Fit in Fruits and Vegetables

Eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables can feel a bit daunting, especially for busy families on the go. The good news is that it's a lot easier than you might imagine.

5 Heart-Smart Fall Foods

Take advantage of the bounty of autumn with these healthy, hearty, heart-smart foods.

11 Healthy Halloween Ideas

Help your kids enjoy the year's spookiest night without sacrificing nutrition.

What You Should Know about Kids and Fiber

You probably know that fiber is important to your health. But did you know that this is true for your children, too? Everyone needs to eat an adequate amount of fiber to keep their bodies and digestion functioning at their very best. But the recommended amount for best results can vary, depending on age and gender, too.

Healthy Kids' Snacks and Treats

Think that your children will only eat what isn't good for them? With a little extra planning, your kids can get the nutrients they need--and the yummy taste they crave.

Could Your Kids Be at Risk for Osteoporosis?

Follow these tips to help protect your children from this degenerative bone disease.

10 Ways to Help Kids Lose Weight

There are many simple ways that parents can help kids get their weight under control.
 
 

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