nutrition

18 Best Cooling Summer Foods for Babies – Parents Article

The weather’s getting hotter and babies crankier! Keep them refreshed inside out with these Cooling Summer Foods for Babies – nutritious and hydrating! It’s summer, and depending upon how you look at it, it’s time for sweaty days and dehydration, or for mangoes and ice cream! Whatever the case may be, we adults can always find our own ways to beat the heat, and we can always reach into the fridge and make ourselves a refreshing smoothie or a salad.…

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Is Organic Food Healthy for Kids? – Parents Article

There is a lot of buzz about organic foods, leaving parents confused. Is Organic Food Healthy for Kids? Find out all about organic food in this article. As a parent, one of the biggest responsibilities we have is ensuring good, healthy, nutritious food for our children. We need to ensure that the food we provide is safe, clean and having all the nutrients they require for growth. So it’s only natural that we do our share of research and try…

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Crepes, for the Family! – Parents Article

We are parents. We operate on variations of little to no sleep, structured days and tight schedules. At our house, I try to get ahead on meal prep early in the week but some days it doesn’t work out that way. When I come across a versatile recipe that stores and travels well, it goes on my short list. If it’s well received by the kids, it stays. These crepes have been at the top of the short list for…

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35 Healthy Spinach Recipes for Babies and Kids – Parents Article

Kids turning away from spinach? We have you covered! Check out our healthy spinach recipes for babies and kids, perfect for all the fussy eaters out there! If there’s one thing kids all over the world run from, it’s greens in their food! No one knows why, but many kids pick out the green things in their dish, especially if it’s something leafy, like spinach. But this is only making them miss out on some super valuable nutrients! The best…

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Kale, Cantaloupe, Goat Cheese Salad Recipe- SO Easy – A Child Grows – Parents Article

Hi, everyone! We have another summer salad recipe here that saves well in the fridge and is super filling.  This kale-themed salad is always such a hit, and so totally easy that it’s one of my personal favorites for all summertime events. With goat cheese, it’s easy on the stomach, and can be eaten with zero guilt. Cantaloupes are amazing this time of year- let’s enjoy one! This pairs well with any protein or side grain, but also loves to be…

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This new “salad frosting” product gets everything wrong about kids and vegetables – Parents Article

It’s no secret that lots of kids don’t want to eat their veggies, and that many parents will do just about anything to entice them—from puréeing carrots into pasta sauce to adding ten minutes of Paw Patrol for every pea that’s not spat out. In a bid to relieve parents of some of this hassle (and to trick kids into consuming more greens), Kraft has introduced a limited-edition version of its Classic Ranch Dressing, calling it Kraft Salad ‘Frosting’ and disguising…

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Nutrition For Pregnant Women: Practical Advice For Conception To Birth – Parents Article

If there is any time to start eating healthy, it is during pregnancy.  However, making sense of pregnancy nutrition can be very confusing.  Not only do you need more of certain nutrients and should avoid certain foods, but you have to do it all while battling morning sickness and food cravings. This guide is meant to help you make sense of pregnancy nutrition so you feel confident in your food choices.   Key Nutrients that Pregnant Women Need When a…

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5 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters: Research Brief – Parents Article

Several years back, a popular parenting magazine reached out to get my thoughts on kids who are picky eaters. I happily answered their questions…and that was that. It just occurred to me that this issue might resonate with many of you, so I wanted to share what some of the research says about this hot topic.  The Journal of Pediatric Health Care focused on this very thing in an article a few years back (1). There was a cool reference…

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Trauma, Body, Brain: How We Got Our Adopted Kids to Sleep Through the Night – Foster Parents Article

Two months into an experiment on sleep which involved radically changing our family’s diet, it feels important to share what we’ve learned so far. The following is a deep dive into the foundation of our new path – one that has already been life-changing in such a brief time. Most of us have struggled to make it through a day without getting enough sleep the night before. We feel tired, sluggish, moody, reactive, unable to connect our thoughts or process…

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No Time for Breakfast? Here Are Some Ideas. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Favorite Son finishing homework before school. Sometimes, you have time tomake breakfast. Sometimes, you don’t.No doubt, you’ll have your hands full on many mornings, Dad. Even if you share custody of your children, some of the time you’ll be the project manager to get the kids out of bed, dressed, fed, lunches made, and on the bus. Of course, older children provide their own unique challenges and opportunities: small children, small problems; big children, big problems. Regardless, there will…

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