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helping kids eat healthy

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe For Kids?

Is it safe to give a child food containing artificial sweeteners? more

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Eat More Fish, Says FDA

“There are plenty of fish in the sea,” or so the old adage goes. In light of a new directive, published as a joint effort by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we should... more

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AAP Urges Pasteurized Milk for Women & Children

More than 150 years after Louis Pasteur first tested a method of heat-treating milk to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria, renewed interest in consumption of unpasteurized (“raw”) milk has the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... more

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Panic Over Pesticides

There’s no denying that the panic over pesticides in our food is warranted. These chemicals have been linked to everything from an increase in a variety of cancers to food allergies, and ADHD. Research shows that infants and children are especially... more

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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Leading Toddlers Toward Obesity

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pleads for the soda ban fight to continue after his term is up, and the American Medical Association calls for taxation on high-sugar beverages such as soda and juice flavored drinks, a new... more

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Does Sugar Make Kids Hyperactive?

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

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Natural Ways To Boost Immunity

Adding natural immune boosters to your child’s diet may reduce the number, severity, and duration of common childhood infections. Here are the more popular immune boosters. more

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Mom’s Diet May Reduce Baby’s Obesity Risk

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

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Junk Food Not To Blame For Childhood Obesity

It seems counter-intuitive for schools to offer up “junk food” like soft drinks, candy bars, and chips alongside “brain food” like math, reading, and science, but that’s what happens in the vast majority of schools nationwide, where such foods are... more

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Which Produce Has The Most Pesticides?

Which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticides and are best to buy organic? more