Kids Nutrition series

Kids Nutrition (Part 6): 5 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Before Giving Their Child Vitamins

December 12, 2011
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This is Part 6 in our Kids’ Nutrition Series For many parents, the added nutrition multivitamins provide for kids gives them peace of mind. Research shows that just over 40 percent of kids between the ages of 2 to 8 take vitamins on a regular basis. But before deciding to supplement your child’s diet, I […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 5): How to Meet Children’s Nutritional Needs Even When They Don’t Eat Perfectly

September 19, 2011
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One of the goals behind my Kids Nutrition Series is to help calm the worry that I know (firsthand!) most of you go through. In this post — after some background articles — we are getting to the meat of what it really takes to meet your child’s nutritional needs. Nutritionists set up food guides […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 4): Is Your Child’s Gut Healthy?

July 22, 2011
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So far in our Kids’ Nutrition Series we’ve covered nutrients kids may be missing and getting too much of as well as why fat is an important part of their diet. Now we are moving on to a more complex topic — one that is growing in popularity but poorly understood: gut health. The gut […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 3): Dietary Fat for Children: Are We Missing the Mark?

July 1, 2011
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Joan’s 2-year old boy was hungry all the time. She fed him every hour and he constantly asked for food. When I asked her what she was feeding him she revealed a diet consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables, grains, some protein and very little dietary fat. Once she filled out his diet with more […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 2): Why Excess Nutrition is a Concern for Today’s Kids

April 29, 2011
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When parents consider their child’s nutrition they usually don’t think about the problem of getting too many nutrients, especially vitamins.  Most parents worry about the opposite problem, presented in our last post: nutrients children may be missing. But with a food supply dramatically different than it was just 30 years ago, and the popularity of […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 1): 7 Nutrients Even Healthy Kids Miss

April 8, 2011
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Gina, who blogs over at Feed Our Families, has always fed her two kids a healthy diet — and they eat well, too. That’s why her pediatrician recommended she pass on the multivitamin. But after her youngest was chronically tired and sick, she had his nutrient levels checked. To her surprise he was anemic and […]

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Do You Believe One of These 5 Myths About Kids Nutrition?

March 18, 2011
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There’s not a parent alive who doesn’t wonder, at one time or another, whether or not their kids are meeting their nutritional needs. After all, kids are growing and nutrition plays a vital role. Parents get that. I believe it’s important for you to have a good idea of what your child’s nutritional needs are […]

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