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New Lunch-Box Recipe Ideas

Dear Karla, As the school season is coming to an end soon, so are my ideas on lunches. I think my kids are officially sandwiched out as I was never given the 'creative bug' in the food department. Can you provide me with some lunch ideas I can pac...

Ease Stomach Problems With a Tasty Papaya Dessert

This fresh fruit salad makes a great afternoon snack or a healthy dessert to end any family meal. With cool tropical fruits and a touch of sweet honey it is hard for most kids to resist. The main ingredient in this recipe is papaya, a fruit which ...

Could Food Allergies Be Causing Your Child's Asthma?

Dear Karla, My 7-year-old son has asthma and my 3-year-old is starting to show some signs of breathing challenges. Is there anything I can do on a nutritional level to lessen their symptoms? Thanks, Carmen Hi Carmen, Asthma is a growing concern ...

How Much Fibre Does My Child Need?

Dear Karla, I read your post about ways to prevent type-2 diabetes and noticed that one commenter suggested fibre. There does not seem to be a clearly stated amount for how much fibre our kids need, and I would like to know just how much I should be...

Pete Wentz Tastes Ashlee Simpson's Breastmilk

I can't decide if this is gross or not. Breast milk is not gross, in and of itself. And I would wager babies don't think it tastes gross, depending on what the mommy had to eat prior to feeding her little one. But--and I do mean BUT--I think it's p...

Give your kid a green thumb

A few weeks ago, in a fit of optimism, I shoved some some bean and peas seeds into my autumn garden. There may be time for one more crop before the first frost, and with Hurricane Ike sending rain all the way up our way, it may be wet enough too. I...

Diuretics and pregnancy

It would seem common sense that a pregnant woman would not take diuretics during pregnancy. Diuretics are often used in weight loss bids, usually to null or sometimes dangerous affect. More often than not pregnant women are trying to gain weight, n...

Fruit is the number one snack for kids under 6

Hey moms and dads -- give yourself a pat on the back. The NPD group recently found that fruit is now the number one snack food for kids under the age of 6, bumping cookies -- a longtime favorite -- out of their number one slot. They also found tha...

Man finds tarantula in son's grapes

It is always a good idea to wash fruit thoroughly before eating. This gets rid of dirt and any other residue that might be on the surface. Here's another good reason to wash fruit before eating: the water will flush out any tarantulas that might be l...

Pregnancy-caused allergies?

One woman sees a link between her pregnancy and a recently-developed, and rather unusual, allergy. A woman who writes in to Dr. Rob on MSN Health and Fitness cannot eat fruit or vegetables with seeds that are cold or at room temperature. What's ev...

Food additives and hyperactivity

Researchers and parents alike have long speculated that there is a link between food additives and hyperactivity in children. Now, with the release of a new study from University of Southampton's Schools of Psychology and Medicine, there is new scien...

Fruit helped Washington state kids do better in school

Nicole Weston, writing on our sister blog Slashfood, posted a very interesting anecdotal report. Teachers and the principal in a Washington state school district decided to give kids fruit for snacks during their spring round of standardized tests th...

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