Category: Nutrition

When should my infant start solid foods?

With our 3 boys, it went like this: 6 months, 5 months and 4 months.  Why did feeding get earlier??  We felt our boys were giving us the cues to start at different times and we listened.  We also knew … Continue reading

How big is your dinner plate?

A study conducted by Temple University Department of Public Health in Philadelphia researched if the size of the dinner plate made a difference in the energy intakes of children.  Did you know obesity affects 17% of children? A group of … Continue reading

Was the ‘happy box’ worth it?

Do you remember reading about the Happy Box we subscribed to in 2012? The Happy Box season ended in December.  At that time, we asked ourselves the following questions and reevaluated if we should again re-subscribe for 2013. Should we … Continue reading

What’s making our kids overweight?

Is it the added salt and sugar sweetened beverages that are causing our kids to be overweight/obese? Did you know obesity affects 17% of children?  Why is this?? Is it the salt that is causing kids to be overweight?  Is … Continue reading

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