The Truth About MSG: Not a Kid-Friendly Ingredient

Dear Karla, I have been hearing many of my friends (who are also parents) commenting on MSG and how they are trying to avoid it, as it is a really nasty ingredient and not something they want their family eating. As I have tried to gather informatio...

Gerber Toddler Meals Get The 'Salt Lick' Treatment

In a fast-paced world where whipping up daily meals from scratch is a challenge for most parents, it can be tempting to reach for the convenience of packaged foods. But the next time you consider that processed toddler meal, you may want to think Ger...

Salt: Safe or Scary?

Should you be worried about your child's salt intake? EraPhernalia Vintage (catching up), Flickr
The latest nutritional bogeyman is partially hydrogenated oil, also called trans-fat. Hello, increased risk of heart disease! But what about salt,...

Some Baby Foods are Junk Says Consumer Group

Babies love cookies, but are they a healthy choice?. Image:
Some baby foods might be as fatty as a cheeseburger, a British consumer group recently found, or contain as much sugar as a cookie. The Children's Food Campaign surveyed more than...

Kids' meals unhealthy

Newsflash--what you're feeding your children when you take them out to dinner is not healthy! A new report says that kids meals at top chain restaurants are full of salt, fat and calories. The restaurants in question are the likes of McDonald's, Tac...

Campbell's to reduce sodium in kids soups

Last night when Ellie and I went out to dinner, we had some chips and salsa for an appetizer. I noticed right away that the chips on the top had a lot of salt on them, so I dug underneath to find some less-seasoned ones. I also noticed right away tha...


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