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Getting Kids to Try New and Healthy Foods

"How do I get my child to eat fruits and veggies?" "Is it OK for my child to take a vitamin supplement and then eat anything he wants?" "My child only eats five foods: chicken fingers, fries, applesauce, cereal and milk." Do any of these...Kids picky eaters? Commit to changes to get them to try new foods.

Are You Letting Your Kids Off the Hook for Healthy Eating This Holiday Season?

Candy canes are delicious ... and full of sugar. Credit: Patrick Norman, Corbis Holiday time is food time! It seems like starting with Thanksgiving and going through New Year's Day, there is a never-ending bounty of delicious and...

Think Your Kids Kicked the Soda Habit? Better Check School's Cafeteria, Survey Says

Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
If you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a...
Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.

Choline for Early Development?

Choline is a nutrient similar to Vitamin B that has been found to have a positive effect on early development. The human body produces some choline and it is also found in breast milk, many common foods and is available as a dietary supplement. ...

New Year's Resolutions, Bedtime Stories, and Ingo Rademacher - Links we Love

If your New Year's resolutions include cutting costs this year, here's how to save $100 a month ... painlessly. -- AlphaMom Speaking of saving money -- Here's Kate Gosselin talking about how she juggles the family budget. -- AlphaMom On the...

Healthy kid foods - not so healthy

Anyone who has ever taken a child to the grocery store knows that food marketers who target children know their stuff. Sugary cereals are on the bottom shelf, and beloved cartoon characters adorn box after box of chewy, gooey, treats. Though...

Are your kids organic?

My kids are sold on organic food products. If they don't see the green circle stating the product's organic worthiness, they are not as interested in eating or drinking it. Although I try as hard as I can to feed them all natural and organic foods,...

Lowering diabetes risk in youth

Hundreds of sixth graders in 42 middle schools will begin taking part in a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The HEALTHY study will determine if changes in school food services and physical education classes, along with...

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