vitamin D

Vitamin D for Kids: What Parents Need to Know

February 12, 2015
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More than a decade ago I was calculating the nutrition for a meal plan when vitamin D kept coming up short. This happened even with the inclusion of milk so I started to look into it. And what I found was really striking.

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Fortified Foods: The Good, The Bad and The Useless

August 12, 2014
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You’re at the grocery store and you have the choice to buy regular orange juice or the kind with added calcium and vitamin D. Should you do it? How about that milk with DHA for your toddler? In today’s world, it seems every food item has some nutrient added to it to make us healthier. […]

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How I Got Zen About My Child’s Refusal to Drink Milk

May 31, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series detailing the feeding escapades in my house “It’s the same milk, just in a different cup,” I told Big A when she was four and I realized she would only drink milk from her sippy cup with a straw. “I like my baby cup!” she always answered. […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday June 11th

June 11, 2012
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Weekly meal planning is back! I have more time now that the manuscript for Fearless Feeding is complete. There’s still more work to be done with edits but the hard part is behind us. Yeah!! I’ve had pollo asado twice in the past couple of months and have become obsessed with finding a good recipe […]

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Kids Nutrition (Part 6): 5 Things Parents Must Do Before Giving Children Vitamins

December 12, 2011
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We are finishing off the kids’ nutrition series by tackling the subject of vitamins for kids.  Research shows that about one-third of kids get multivitamins — and most parents admit that this added nutrition gives them peace of mind. But before deciding to supplement your child’s diet, I have important check-offs for you.  The truth?  […]

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The Latest News About Vitamin D and Calcium: What You Need to Know

December 7, 2010
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Big news rocked the nutrition world last week. And it was about two of the most talked about nutrients of the last decade: calcium and vitamin D. In recent years, the U.S. and Canadian governments have asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review the research and update the DRIs (dietary reference intakes) for calcium […]

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Why You Might Want to Rethink That Multivitamin

November 3, 2010
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Multivitamins have been in the news lately — and the news is not so great.  Studies are showing that multivitamin supplements do little to help prevent chronic disease and promote health.  And preliminary research shows that in certain populations, they could even do harm. Yet more than half of the US populations take multivitamins (53 […]

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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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Product Review: Carlson Vitamin D Baby Drops

May 29, 2009
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I was searching for a “vitamin D only” supplement for my newborn and all I could find was Trivosol which contains vitamins A, C and D. I don’t see the need to add vitamins A and C…. I only wanted to add D. I went to a few stores and found nothing. I find this […]

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