From juice and fruit punch to flavored milk and soda, your child’s favorite sugary drink can lead to a multitude of not-so-sweet health problems, including tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
New research published earlier this year may provide an answer to preventing the development of peanut allergies in children. Although it may sound terrifying to some parents, it starts with introducing infants to the legumes early and often.
Our email and Facebook can wait — especially if it means setting a good example for our children and protecting their health. Increased screen time is associated with higher rates of childhood obesity, behavior problems, ADHD, poor sleep quality, poor physical activity and poor school performance.
You can give kids a strong start to their day with a simple, nutritious breakfast — and the rewards are great. A healthy first meal gives kids energy and balanced nutrition. Research shows that eating a good breakfast may help with thinking, memory, academic performance, attendance and mood.
Before the pool closes, consider taking steps to guarantee you and your family a seamless start to the school year.
Follow tips from pediatric registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby, RD, LD, to learn how your children can enjoy their favorite summertime snacks without the added sugars or artificial flavors.
Every year, children die after being left in the car on a hot day — even just for a few minutes. There are some misconceptions about this issue. Learn the truth and find practical tips to keep your kids safe.
How to identify, treat and protect your child against head lice. (No, you’re not lazy and no, you can’t blame the dog.)
Neonatal jaundice is not preventable, but it isn’t always a cause for concern. Know the difference between mild cases and severe cases that require a doctor’s attention.
Sunday is Father’s Day, a time when many dads will be treated like kings – and rightfully so! A healthy and positive father-child relationship provides countless benefits for kids of all ages, from babies to teenagers.