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Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Why Your Kids Need A Healthy Lunch

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Has your child depleted their lunch account yet?  It usually takes about 8-10 weeks.  With this in mind, I thought it woudl be a great time to discuss school lunches. (more…)

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately (in both medical and lay literature) surrounding the use of prebiotics and probiotics.  The first question patients/parents often ask is what is the difference between the two “biotics”? (more…)

Sports Drinks or Water?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

The AAP Committee on Nutrition and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness released a report outlining the use and misuse of sports drinks and energy drinks among children and adolescents. (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…)

HELP! My Child Does Not Like Milk!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Dear Dr. Sue: my 13 month old baby boy doesn’t like milk! With my other two children, I stopped bottles/formula cold turkey. But my baby boy loves his formula.  What should I do?” (more…)

Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Starting baby on solid foods can be an exciting and perplexing time for parents. What foods should I start with? How much? How often? (more…)

Overweight Pals Eat More When They’re Together

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Overweight children and teenagers may eat more when they have a snack with an overweight friend rather than a thinner peer, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, highlight the role of friends’ influence in how much kids eat and, possibly, in their weight control. (more…)

School Lunch Changes

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Listen to the Podcast

Texas public schools will now be serving healthier lunches to your children

More Information: Lunch Ladies No Longer Serving Up Fried Foods to Texas Students (The Dallas Morning News)

More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

A new study shows that in the last 25 years, rates of severe childhood obesity in the United States have tripled, putting increasing numbers of children at risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers looked at National Health and Nutrition Survey data on 12,384 youths, ages two to 19 years, and found that the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 0.8 percent in the period from 1976 to 1980 to 3.8 percent in 1999 to 2004. The study appears online in Academic Pediatrics. (more…)