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Toddlers

The Egg Episode

Children like to eat eggs, but are they healthy? We discuss cholesterol concerns, the nutritional value of eggs, how they can best fit into your child’s diet.

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Babies

Basics of Breastfeeding (Part 2)

Breastfeeding is mutually beneficial for both moms and children. Despite its known benefits, many women struggle with initiating and maintaining breastfeeding. In this 2-part series we chat with Dr. Hoyt-Austin.

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Babies

Basics of Breastfeeding (Part 1)

Breastfeeding is mutually beneficial for both moms and children. Despite its known benefits, many women struggle with initiating and maintaining breastfeeding. In this 2-part series we chat with Dr. Hoyt-Austin.

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Food and Nutrition

Artificial Sweeteners: Risky or Beneficial?

Artificial sweeteners (sugar substitutes or non-nutritive sweeteners) are in so many food products these days, and children may be exposed to them in a variety of processed foods.

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Food and Nutrition

Children Really Can Love To Eat Their Veggies

So your school-age child just won't eat any vegetables. No broccoli, no carrots, no squash, no, no, no, no, that's all you ever hear.

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Food and Nutrition

Picky Eater Parenting

Toddlers and preschoolers often go through a picky eating phase. Although most children grow out of it, picky eating may be associated with adverse consequences for children’s health.

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Food and Nutrition

One Fish, Two Fish, Children Need More Fish!

Seafood provides high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats such as DHA which are important for a child's developing brain, vision and nervous system.

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Food and Nutrition

School Lunches: Are They Important or Nutritious?

We know that a healthy diet is important for the health of children and to address the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Food and Nutrition

Fruit Juice–Friend or Foe?

Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, so fruit juice must be too . . . right? Is fruit juice made out of pure fruit, or are there other ingredients of concern?

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Food and Nutrition

Organic Food–Worth The Hype?

Organic food is increasingly popular, but is it healthier? It's generally more expensive, and sometimes harder to find. Is it worth the extra cost and effort to eat organics?

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Food and Nutrition

Vegetarian Diets

Are vegetarian diets healthy and safe for children? What are the risks? Which nutrients and vitamins do vegetarian children need to pay extra attention to? Should they be taking supplements?

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Food and Nutrition

Food Additives–Cause For Concern?

Should you be concerned about food additives? What is the significance of nitrates, nitrites, BPA, phthalates and PFCs? What is endocrine disruption and could this significantly impact your children?

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