Pediatrics


Ways to Help Your Kids Build Strong Bones

strong bones

Strong bones are important for kids, as children build about 40 percent of their bone mass between the ages of 9 and 14. Girls reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 18, and boys reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 20. Nutrition and physical activity have a large impact of […]

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Lactose Intolerance in Children: 3 Things to Know

lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance occurs when the body makes too little of the enzyme lactase, which the body needs to break lactose down into glucose and galactose. When there’s not enough lactase in the body, lactose doesn’t get broken down in the small intestine, and instead passes into the large intestine where bacteria ferments it into gases […]

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Healthy Drinks for Kids: 3 Things to Know

Healthy Drinks for Kids

It may surprise you to learn that what your kids drink can have just as much of an impact on their health as what they eat. Today, we will discuss the best healthy drinks for kids to keep your little ones healthy and hydrated. Stick to Water and Milk. Water has zero calories, zero sugar […]

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3 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Exercise

Motivate Your Kids to Exercise

Let’s look at ways to motivate your kids to exercise. Current guidelines suggest that kids get at least an hour a day of activity. This hour is probably easily met with younger kids, who run outside at recess, play games and are generally active. However, as kids get older, the demands on their time increase, […]

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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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Ways to Help Your Child Build Self Esteem

Help Your Child Build Self Esteem

Let’s look at ways to help your child build self esteem. Self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives him or herself. Parents contribute greatly to a child’s self-esteem, and a parents’ perceptions and expectations of their child affect their child greatly. A healthy sense of self-esteem will help your child to flourish at […]

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Ways to Get Small Children to Move More

Ways to Get Small Children to Move More

Let’s look at ways to get small Children to move more.  Movement is healthy for all ages, and preschool aged children need to move to be healthy just as adults do. Regular exercise helps kids grow, builds muscle and bones, and develops motor skills. Here are 5 ways to Get Small Children to Move More […]

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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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Choosing Sports Programs for Kids – 5 Considerations

Choosing Sports Programs for Kids

What should you consider when sports programs for kids? The number of sports programs available for kids has grown significantly in recent years. Children now have the opportunity to participate in Little League baseball, youth soccer leagues, community basketball, competitive sports and school sports. With the wide variety of opportunities available, choosing sports programs for […]

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