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My Kids Won't Eat Healthy Snacks!

Dear AdviceMama, I have a very difficult time getting my 5-year-old and 9-year-old to eat healthy snacks. All they want are things like potato chip...When you offer your children good food to snack on, try not to come across as though you care so much about whether they eat it.

Government Issues New Dietary Guidelines, Advises Americans to Cut Down on Salt

The Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments are telling those 51 and older to reduce daily sodium intake. Credit: Corbis ...That's the advice to consumers - and the food industry - as the government issues new dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations behind the popular food pyramid.

New Guidelines Would Make School Lunches Healthier

New federal standards could have your kids eating healthier at school. Credit: AP WASHINGTON (AP) - Schoolchildren would have to hold t...Your kids may be swapping apples for fries under new school lunch guidelines.

Picky Eaters: Pathological or Just Particular?

For picky eaters, there can be no food substitutions. Illustration by Dori Hartley Harrison Bloom, age 5, will eat macaroni and chees...There's no official diagnosis called "picky eating," as it's often a symptom of a larger problem.

Can You Control What Your Children Eat?

Just try and stop him. Credit: Corbis
A new study from Johns Hopkins University makes a somewhat startling claim -- that parents ...

Are Happy Meal Ads Too Tempting for Children?

Do Happy Meals ads work too well? Credit: Eric Risberg, AP The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit claiming th...The Center for Science in the Public Interest has filed a lawsuit claiming that McDonald's Happy Meal ads are simply too tempting for children.

Caffeine Linked to Sleep Issues, but Most Kids Drink it Daily

Decrease the buzz, increase the Zzzs. Credit: Melanie Conner/Getty Images Baffled by your child's sleep issues? Try cutting the caffeine...A new study found that the more caffeine kids drank, the less they slept.

Obama: Nutrition Bill Vital to Children's Future

President Barack Obama, center, with first lady Michelle Obama, right, applaud after the president signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of ...Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all school food would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Monday.

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