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helping kids eat healthy

artificial sweeteners

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe For Kids?

We have a lot of sugar-free foods in our home. Is it safe to give my child foods containing artificial sweeteners? more

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Packed Lunch Essentials

Nationwide, on any given school day, about half of all students bring a packed lunch from home. How can we make the packed lunch nutritious and appealing? How can we make sure that the child not only carries her lunch to... more

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Phthalates In Our Food?

Toys. Rubber duckies. Bath products and baby powders. These are the common culprits for phthalates exposure. Get rid of the plastic toys, ditch Mr. Ducky, read shampoo labels avidly, and our children will be safe. Right? Wrong. A review of... 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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Go Organic?

Think you know which produce to buy organic? Take our quiz before your next trip to the grocery store! 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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Monster Cereals: Parents Beware

General Mills, in a move that smacks of business as usual, is rolling out a record five “Monster Cereals” just in time for Halloween. While there are no direct advertising plans for Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Fruity Yummy... more

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Book Review: French Kids Eat Everything

When I first heard about the new book French Kids Eat Everything, I rolled my eyes. Yet another book about how French children eat better, sleep better, perform better, are better behaved… But I decided to read it anyway, desperate... more