Nutrition


What to Know About Food Labels: Differences Between Organic, Natural and Healthy

food labels

If you are trying to eat healthier, you may know that reading food labels is an excellent way to become more aware of what you and your family eat. However, advertising and packaging can make deciphering food labels difficult. Today, we will discuss the differences between “organic”, “natural”, and “healthy”. Here are 5 things to […]

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Vegetables at Breakfast?

Vegetables at Breakfast

Do you eat vegetables at breakfast? Most of us don’t eat vegetables at breakfast but we should. If you are trying to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, you may be missing out on breakfast as an opportunity to include more vegetables in your family’s diet. 7 was to include […]

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Tips for Making Your Own Baby Food

Making Your Own Baby Food

If your baby is 4-6 months old and prepared to start eating solid foods, making your own baby food can not only give you greater control over your child’s nutrition but also provide you with more variety. Also, remember to introduce new foods every 3-5 days to monitor for any allergic reactions. However, making your […]

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Nutrition Tips for 4 Year Olds and 5 Year Olds

Nutrition Tips for 4 Year Olds and 5 Year Olds

Let’s look at some nutrition tips for 4 year olds and 5 year olds. Your child’s preschool and kindergarten years are a good time to establish healthy eating habits. At this age, children should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family. Children at this age are also capable of deciding whether […]

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Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements?

Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements

People often ask me, Should my kids take vitamin supplements. Vitamins and minerals are important elements of any healthy diet for children. While the human body cannot produce adequate amounts of many vitamins, obtaining these vitamins from nutritional foods is essential. Children with a balanced diet rarely need vitamin supplements; however, exceptions do exist. Consult […]

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Added Sugars: 3 Things to Look Out For

Added Sugars

Added sugars are sugars and syrups added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. If you are focusing on eating healthy and staying within your calorie needs, look to limit added sugars. These are not the naturally occurring sugars founds in milk and fruits, and for a healthy diet, include a wide […]

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5 Ways a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Can Help You

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

A registered dietitian nutritionist, or RDN, can help you navigate through the often murky waters of nutrition information, provide easy to follow advice, and further educate you and your family about nutrition and a healthy diet.  Here are 5 things you might know about a registered dietitian nutritionist. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Meets Very High […]

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Probiotics, Prebiotics and Steps To Better Digestive Health

Prebiotics vs Probiotics

You’ve probably heard of probiotics, but what about prebiotics?  Here, we will explain what probiotics and prebiotics are, and how they can lead to better gut health.  Probiotics and prebiotics exist in supplement form, but they are widely available in an array of common, every day foods.  1. Probiotics Probiotics are active, live cultures just […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Food Traps

avoid food traps

Trying to avoid food traps but keep getting stuck? Food traps are situations and places that make it difficult to stick to your healthy eating plan. We all have to avoid food traps everyday, and here are some tips on avoiding common food traps. Vacations It can be difficult to stick to your regular diet […]

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3 Important Things to Know about Cholesterol Levels in Children and Adolescents

cholesterol levels in children

Let’s examine cholesterol levels in children and adolescents. As an adult, you are probably familiar with the need to have your cholesterol checked. But did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recommend that all children between 9 and 11 be screened for high cholesterol? Here, 5 things to know about cholesterol levels […]

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