A young girl and her grandfather set the table for a meal.

Family meals: Connecting at the table

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone’s normal routine in the last few months – children, teens and adults. Although we cannot control many things outside of our homes, we can be optimistic...

Identifying, preventing and treating your child’s constipation

First things first: What is constipation? Constipation is a very common condition in childhood. About 18% of children in the United States ages 4-17 have what’s known as “functional...

Dietitian Q&A: What is “baby-led weaning?”

First things first: What is baby-led weaning? Baby-led weaning is a method of feeding babies complementary foods (i.e., foods other than breastmilk or infant formula that are introduced to provide...

Got (non-dairy) milk?

Alt-milks are great for grownups, but dairy is king for kids. As adults, we may prefer the lower-calorie, plant-based alternative “milks” available these days. But is a non-dairy beverage the...

Tips and tricks for feeding toddlers

Good nutrition is an essential component to health, and kids ages 0 to 3 are at a critical window in human development. For toddlers, eating is an important activity that supports their gross and...

Tricks for dealing with Halloween treats

Does the thought of Halloween candy sitting around your house have you feeling a bit spooked? You can still enjoy this festive holiday while minimizing – or even avoiding – the sweet...

Healthy lunches for the whole family

Excited for your kids to go back to school but dreading the task of packing their lunch box? Packing a healthy lunch can be quick and easy once you master the elements of a balanced meal. As long...

Is rice cereal safe for your child?

A study conducted by researchers at Dartmouth published in JAMA Pediatrics found that infants who consume increased amounts of rice cereals and foods containing rice have higher levels of urinary...