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Why 7 out of 10 Children Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D

August 3, 2009
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Yesterday the media was bursting with news about children and vitamin D. A study published in Pediatrics revealed that 70% of children –- millions of kids — have low vitamin D levels. Nine percent of 1 to 21 year olds were found to be deficient in vitamin D and 61% had insufficient levels. I couldn’t […]

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5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Fruit Juice

June 4, 2009
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Everyone seems to have an opinion about whether or not children should drink juice. Some parents wouldn’t dream of bringing it in to their home while others couldn’t last a day without giving it to their kids. But what’s the real scoop behind juice and its role in your little one’s diet? Here are 5 […]

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What You Need to Know About Buying Organic Produce

March 25, 2009
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In these tough economic times, many of us are looking for ways to cut spending. My family has already made sacrifices for me to stay at home but there was one aspect of our budget we hadn’t touched: our grocery bill. I admit to being oblivious to the price of food – and because I was buying […]

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Should Children Take Multivitamins?

March 14, 2009
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A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine brought up a topic that many moms wonder about: do children benefit from taking multivitamins? When you think about how picky children can be with food, especially toddlers, it seems to make sense. Take a supplement, get a little insurance. But it doesn’t […]

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