Breakfast for Learning: Why the Morning Meal Matters

Breakfast for Learning: Why the Morning Meal Matters

Maybe your teen snoozed through their alarm and doesn't have time for breakfast. Or too many things went wrong to get your kids fed before they left for school. Maybe your child flat-out refuses to eat breakfast. It's not unusual to miss breakfast occasionally. But if...

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Building Balanced Snacks to Feed to Toddlers

Building Balanced Snacks to Feed to Toddlers

Toddlers need important nutrients to build their brains and bodies. Children this age use a lot of energy to grow and play, but they have small stomachs. They may not be able to eat enough at mealtime to make it between lunch and dinner. Every toddler is different....

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

written by Darren Scoggin, M.D. The Problem Obesity is recognized as a significant public health threat and is a leading cause of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and decreased life expectancy. Children...

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NATIONAL JUVENILE DIABETES MONTH

NATIONAL JUVENILE DIABETES MONTH

Diabetes is becoming more common in young people. According to the CDC, diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are surging among youth in the United States. From 2001 to 2017, the number of people under age 20 living with type 1 diabetes increased by 45%, and...

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healthy snacks

healthy snacks

by Dr. Amanda Penny Like many parents, I frequently struggle to provide healthy snack options.  As a working mom whose kids seem to have endless after-school activities, I need snacks that are quick and convenient.  I’ve challenged myself to seek...

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Cow’s Milk Alternatives: Parent FAQs

Cow’s Milk Alternatives: Parent FAQs

By: Anthony Porto, MD, MPH, FAAP & Rachel Drake, MS, RD, CSO, CSP, CDN  Milk is a grocery list staple for many families. But some avoid it because of milk protein allergies or other health concerns. Some kids simply don't like the taste. These families may...

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