Category: Nutrition

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

How to work with the pickiest of picky eaters!

Recently, we were in the grocery and came to the frozen vegetables- “Patrick, choose 6 frozen vegetables.”  He grabbed brussel sprouts.  I asked, “Do you really want those?”  He said, “I think we need to try these.”  You see, the … Continue reading

What’s all the talk about folic acid?

You may see commercials, public announcements or get a pamphlet from your doctor about taking folic acid. This folic acid message is being broadcasted in many arenas especially in the month of January, which is Birth Defect Prevention Month. Folic acid is … Continue reading

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