“I’d like two cheeseburgers, two large orders of fries, 6-piece chicken nuggets, and four medium cokes.” Sound familiar? It should—an estimated 50 million Americans eat in fast food restaurants every day. Knowing how busy today’s families are, it’s easy to... more
Generations of well-meaning parents and highly educated doctors can’t all be wrong…or can they? For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes,... more
If there is one person new mothers are used to getting advice from, it is their child’s health care provider. Often, the pediatrician’s recommendations come as part of routine well-child visits. A week after your baby’s birth, advice may be... more
The national Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently submitted a petition about milk in the National School Lunch Program. No, the group wasn’t taking on sugary milks, such as those flavored with chocolate or strawberry (a favorite target of... more
It can be hard—almost impossible, sometimes—to change your child’s rigidly held eating habits. Instead of trying to overhaul every meal and snack, begin by making a few small changes, one at a time, toward a more nutritious diet. Pick just... more
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