Getting kids to eat new foods sounds simple enough (“Just take one bite”). But parents and caretakers know that for many children, new foods — with their new appearances, smells, tastes, textures, temperatures and names — can be scary. How can you develop positive relationships with food instead of mealtime […]

8 Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Become More Adventurous

Healthy eating is essential to a child’s well-being. Children who are overweight are at risk for chronic health problems. The Weight-control Information Network (WIN), a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), offers guidance to parents and caregivers on how to encourage healthy eating habits […]

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

There’s no shortage of advice and information available about healthy eating and weight watching for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. But good nutritional habits begin even before a child is born.  From the time a mother is pregnant, until a child is two years old, nourishment – or malnourishment […]

Healthy Eating Habits Begin Before the Age of 2

The first two years of life is the only time that humans don’t have to worry about how much fat they take in. Toddlers under the age of 2 need plenty of fat to support normal growth. Your child undergoes significant development during these years, and feeding her plenty of […]

Fat Intake For Toddlers