Some kinds are underweight despite parents’ best efforts to feed them well. A registered dietitian talks about how you can tell if a child is truly underweight and she offers tips to help a child gain weight the healthy way.
Our kids learn from our actions. They learn both the good and bad, while also paying attention to how parents navigate the world.
Dairy products are an important part of the diet because in addition to providing carbohydrate, protein, and sometimes fat, they provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.
The problem is that most of us tend to overthink feeding, and what we really need to do is just get back to the basics.
It’s easy for kids to overindulge on sweets during the holidays, but you can avoid spoiling your children this year with a little planning and by encouraging mindfulness and self-discipline. “Give your children the gift of moderation this year,” says Ellen Rome, MD, Head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Dr. … Read More
Eating together as a family is how kids learn to make healthy food choices, to communicate with others and to master table manners. And you can’t start too soon, says pediatrician Sara Lappe, MD. Here are five do’s and don’ts for making mealtimes with young kids go smoothly: 1. Do invite everyone to sit together. … Read More
Want to get your kids involved in making smart eating decisions? It’s about more than limiting access to unhealthy options. It’s also about educating our kids about nutrition so it doesn’t feel like a punishment. We can do this in simple, everyday ways. Here are five suggestions for parents to involve kids in healthy eating: … Read More
Looking for a healthy alternative to processed nuggets? You’ve found it. These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups) 4 cups broccoli florets 1 cup shredded carrots 2 … Read More
It’s not what you’re saying. It’s how you’re saying it. When you talk to your teens about their being overweight and all they do is tune you out, there may be a good reason. Accentuate the positive of eating healthy A new study says that focusing on the weight and size of your child while … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about early childhood nutrition? Pediatrician Mona Rifka, MD, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will answer your questions about transitioning your child from liquids to solids during a live webchat Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to … Read More