Category: Nutrition

Oatmeal- A heart healthy friend

Why is oatmeal a heart healthy friend?  Oats are rich in soluble fiber which helps with lowering cholesterol levels. Fiber keeps us feeling full which means we probably decrease our overall food intakes, leading to healthier weight!   It warms my … Continue reading

Five common myths about eating disorders

As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, Dayton Children’s manager of clinical dietetics and eating disorder specialist, Rachel Riddiford, “busts” some of the most common myths surrounding eating disorders. Eating disorders are a choice.  If only it were as … Continue reading

Smart snacks for schools

Our children’s health is on the forefront of lawmaking.  Smart Snacks for Schools represents another school food initiative.  Released this month, the guidelines cover snacks and beverages sold in schools and must take place by 2014-2015’sschool year.These standards represent an … Continue reading

A month about hearts, not just Valentines

February is the month of Valentine-giving….and a time to think about your children’s heart health.  With the rise of pediatric obesity, children now add to their medical health histories things that sound like adult heart health problems: high blood pressure, … Continue reading

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