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Posts Tagged ‘food’

Finger Foods & Choking Dangers

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

I get a lot of questions both in my office and via email about beginning children on table foods.  In reality, as your 9 – 12 month old child begins to eat soft table foods there really are no foods that are off limits. (more…)

Childhood Obesity

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Everyone knows that obesity is on the rise and it is often beginning in childhood.  (more…)

Kids And Choking Dangers

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

I am sitting here recalling a difficult week for my group practice.  A young child sustain a terrible accident after choking on an apple.  As a pediatrician, I talk about choking with parents beginning at the first visit, and encourage all new parents to take a CPR course. (more…)

Surviving Picky Eating

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

It was a busy week in my pediatric office (always is!) and one of the hot topics surrounded picky eating. The issue of picky eating seems to be on every parent’s list from one to 18 years. Actually, picky eating is not as much of a subject in the older kids, seems that there are bigger issues and also hopefully the picky eating resolved when the child was younger. (more…)

Preschool Nutrition Can Be Challenging

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

With all of the back-to-school discussions surrounding getting back to healthy breakfasts, nutritious lunches and family dinners, I thought it was a good time to discuss preschooler nutrition too.  Preschool children, specifically the two to five-year-old set are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating for parents. (more…)

Don’t Give-In To Picky Eating

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I am trying to clean up my desk and I have been looking through stacks of pediatric articles that I felt were really interesting. (more…)

Have A Fun And Safe July Fourth!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Celebrating the Fourth of July is a time honored tradition. All across the country families and friends will be gathering to bar-b-cue, trade tall-tales, and watch fireworks.  As you gear up for your Fourth of July bash, we’ve got several tips to help your family stay safe. (more…)

E. coli Outbreak Continues

Friday, June 10th, 2011

I was on the treadmill this morning simultaneously watching a plethora of channels on the flat screens TV’s at the gym. One of the headlines at the bottom of the MSNBC screen caught my eye as it read, “deadly virus spreading across Europe”, while the next headline read, “e. coli continues to spread in Europe.” (more…)

Transitioning to Whole Milk or Toddler Formula

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

I received a question from our iPhone App regarding the use of a toddler formula, such as Enfagrow. The mother wondered if this was preferred over switching to cow’s milk when a child reaches 12 months of age. (more…)

Introducing Finger Foods

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The Kid’s Doctor iPhone App is great and we are getting a lot of good questions that I will continue to answer! One mother (Samantha) wrote in asking about beginning finger foods for her 11 month old.  She wasn’t sure what she could offer her daughter. (more…)