Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

Youth obesity in King County in Washington dropped from 9.5 percent to 7.9 percent after a 2-year intervention geared at middle and high school students. The public health experiment took place in several low-income school districts in the county, while … Continue reading

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How Do Children Become Obese?

How Do Children Become Obese?

Want to know which kids are going to be obese in middle school? Take a look at 5-year-olds in preschool and you have a good chance to foretell. In a study published last week in The New England Journal of … Continue reading

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Eating Right is Not About the Broccoli

Eating Right is Not About the Broccoli

Diet books are written by one of three types: a dietitian, a chef, or a celebrity. But every once in a while, a book is published by an outsider, bringing a new and refreshing angle to one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding For Smarter Kids

Breastfeeding For Smarter Kids

Breastfeeding has become more popular in recent years, as young mothers are educated on the health benefits to both baby and mom. Another benefit may be increasing your child’s IQ. A research paper published in JAMA earlier this year followed … Continue reading

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Annie’s Goes Microwave: Mac n’ Cheese Cup Reviewed

Annie’s Goes Microwave: Mac n’ Cheese Cup Reviewed

Mac n’ cheese is on of the top five go-to comfort foods for busy moms. It’s not always a healthy choice, but it gets the job done. For extra-busy moms, microwaveable cups are all the rage. Annie’s, the brand for … Continue reading

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Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Important memo to parents: Children are a species of human with a digestive system just like you. It’s more than OK to feed them exactly what you feed yourself. It’s probably better for them because most products marketed to kids … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

This is How Fast Food Commercials Lure Your Children

While adults are tempted by close up shots of a burger or salad, fast food companies use toys and movie tie-ins to reel in kids. This and other interesting findings are from a recent article published in PLos entitled How … Continue reading

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Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Is Froot Loops Treasures Any Better than the Original Version?

Froot Loops, the cereal brand loved by generations of kids and vilified by nutritionists, has a new version out on the market – Froot Loops Treasures. What’s the treasure you may ask? Well, aside from the O shaped cereal in … Continue reading

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