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How to Deal With Picky Eaters

Jul 21, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Food is one of the primary ways in which we provide for our children. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is a goal that parents should have for their child. If you’re struggling with your child’s eating choices , there are lots of action steps that you can take in order to help them to internalize...
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On Letting Go of Guilt

Jun 25, 2013
By: Suzanne Barston
What is this thing we refer to as “formula feeding guilt”? Is the very fact that we feel it evidence that we should feel guilty, as some believe? Is it true that no one can “make” us feel guilty, and that if we think we have something to feel guilty for, we probably do? I don’t think guilt is a...
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6 Ways to Excite Your Child About Healthy Eating

Apr 20, 2015
By: Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD
When it comes to what they like or don’t like, kids are honest. And at mealtimes, their candor doesn’t waver. So if you’re like most parents, you’re used to watching your kids frown, grumble, or whine about having to eat their vegetables. I hate broccoli, Mom! Yes, we’ve all heard that before. But...
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Five Healthy Snacks for Kids

Aug 11, 2014
By: Kids in the House
The first thing to realize about choosing healthy snacks is that you need to choose good whole foods for children , as described by Edward Hallowell. It’s tempting to offer children low-calorie or sugar-free versions of the treats that they love, but according to pediatrician Cara Natterson, these...
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Seven Things You Need to Know About GMOS

Aug 11, 2014
By: Kids in the House
GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been a popular topic of conversation in regards to health and the nutrition level of food. Here are some facts every parent should know about GMOs. Genetic modification refers to the genetic recombination of different organisms in order to create new...
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Understanding the Nutritional Needs of Toddlers

Jul 31, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Children begin life completely dependent upon their parents. They eat what’s presented to them, milk or formula, day in and day out for months. Then as they learn how to interact more with their environment, they begin to assert their autonomy. The first place that children learn to exert control...
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Breastfeeding Diet Plan

Jul 25, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Having a healthy diet while a mother is breastfeeding is extremely important for the baby’s health. The mother’s diet during breastfeeding should be regulated and maintained for the comfort of the baby, because a mother who is ingesting certain foods can pass those on to her newborn. According to...
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How to Lose the Baby Weight

Jul 18, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Women tend to feel a lot of pressure to get back into shape quickly after they have given birth. However, doctors and dieticians often discourage dramatic weight-loss after childbirth, as it is unrealistic and unhealthy. The risks associated with dramatic weight loss become even greater if you have...
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Avoiding Hidden Toxins During Pregnancy

Jun 24, 2014
By: Kids in the House
You take your prenatal vitamins, do pregnancy yoga, and try and eat a variety of healthy foods (providing your morning sickness will allow you to eat something besides saltine crackers). But you may not realize there’s another piece to having a healthy pregnancy – ensuring that your unborn child...
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Tips on Baby's First Foods

Jun 17, 2014
By: Kids in the House
There seems to be so many rules about what you can feed your baby and it can become confusing quickly. Introducing solid foods to babies is an exciting time, because the baby can experience new tastes and flavors and begin to demonstrate food preferences. However, when the time comes to introduce...
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