Category: Nutrition

Benefits of breastfeeding

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. As many women enter pregnancy, the question often arises of whether they should breastfeed or not. Many soon to be moms have questions and concerns about what is best for their baby. However there … Continue reading

The Missing Vitamin

Can you guess which vitamin over 50 million children in the United States have low levels of? If you guessed Vitamin D then you are correct! Vitamin D helps to build a healthy skeleton and immune system, but many children … Continue reading

Food insecurity

Children need nutritious food to play, learn, and grow.  While most kids in the U.S. have plenty to eat, some do not know if there will be safe, healthy food available for their next meal.  These children experience food insecurity, … Continue reading

Talking with your child who may be overweight

As a parent, there are many difficult conversations that you will have with your child. If you have talked to your doctor and it has been determined that your child is overweight, it’s important not to ignore the issue. This … Continue reading

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