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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...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.

What Makes Kids Fat? Here's the Latest Answer

Feeding babies solid food before 4 months can lead to childhood obesity, a new study says. Credit: Getty Why do kids get fat? What...New study offers another new explanation for childhood obesity.

Processed Foods Can Lower a Child's IQ, Study Finds

Foods low in vitamins and nutrients can actually lower your child's IQ. Credit: Getty Super sweet breakfast cereals, pre-packaged...A diet high in fat, sugar and processed foods can actually lower a child's IQ.

Restricted Food Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

c Food allergies could be causing your child's ADHD symptoms. Credit: Achim Sass, Getty
If your child has been diagnosed with...
A new study suggests that a special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with ADHD.

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:...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.

Tips for Starting Your Baby on Solid Food

If you start feeding your baby solid foods too early, they won't know what to do with it in their mouths. Credit: Getty Images Although...Starting your baby on solid foods is a tricky matter. Here is what you should know.

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...There's no official diagnosis called "picky eating," as it's often a symptom of a larger problem.

Great Ideas for Easy Dinners

Get dinner done. Credit: Getty Images Grocers know that desperate look in the eyes of frantic and time-starved parents. That's why most...Stumped about what to make for dinner? Ask a grocery store employee for ideas.

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