Category: Nutrition

Stay healthy with 5-2-1-0!

This catchy string of numbers guides healthy eating and activity habits.  Maine launched the 5-2-1-0 idea as part of their Let’s Go! state-wide campaign.  With the growing pediatric obesity rate, the campaign quickly grew into a national favorite, adopted by … Continue reading

The great drink debate

By: Dr. Melissa King This is taken from the conversation that I had with Audrey, my 4 year old daughter, just the other day. Audrey:  “Mom, can I have some Gatorade to drink, please?” Me: “No Audrey, you can have … Continue reading

The fun in starting solids with your child

I remember hearing from our pediatrician, “You can start solids now with Patrick.”  I remember asking, “Okay, I am a pediatric dietitian, but how do I really do this?”  I had the book smarts but not the real life wisdom, … Continue reading

Eating healthy while traveling with kids

I say it every year, “Vacation gets easier and easier”.  In other words, as the kids grow, they help more with the planning and work.  These same words hold true for how we eat when traveling. How do you feed … Continue reading

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