Should Kids Take Vitamin Supplements?

April 13, 2018 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 […]


Added Sugars: 3 Things to Look Out For

April 6, 2018 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 […]


Choosing Sports Programs for Kids – 5 Considerations

March 30, 2018 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 […]


5 Ways a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Can Help You

March 23, 2018 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 […]


Probiotics, Prebiotics and Steps To Better Digestive Health

March 16, 2018 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 […]


5 Ways to Avoid Food Traps

March 9, 2018 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 […]


Does your child have trouble sleeping after a divorce?

March 2, 2018 child trouble sleeping after a divorce

Does your child have trouble sleeping after a divorce? Every year, more than 1 million US children experience the divorce of their parents, and shared custody and traveling between 2 homes can make it difficult for kids to maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Sleep problems can include everything from thumb-sucking and bedwetting in younger children, […]


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

February 23, 2018 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 […]


Kids in the Kitchen: 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Cooking

February 16, 2018 get your kids cooking

Let’s look at ways to get your kids cooking healthy foods. Cooking more meals at home is a great way to improve health. By cooking at home, you can take control over what you and your family eat. Getting kids involved in various stages of cooking has many benefits. Kids feel good about doing “grown-up” […]


5 Ways to Make Sure Your Kids Get Enough Fiber

February 9, 2018 make sure your kids get enough fiber

Let’s look at some ways to make sure your kids get enough fiber. You might be surprised to learn fiber is an important nutrient for not only children but also adults. It is recommended that kids, along with adults, get about 25 grams of fiber a day. Fiber helps prevent constipation, and may reduce the […]