Childhood Nutrition

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How To Make Water a More Appealing Drink for Kids

According to a study, more than half of U.S. children and adolescents are not adequately hydrated, meaning they probably don’t drink enough water. This could have serious consequences for their health and development.

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Do Sports Drinks and Foods Improve Athletic Performance for Kids?

Building skills, strength and endurance are all part of the picture. So is eating right. But is there a place in a young athlete’s toolkit for special food and beverages specifically aimed at enhancing athletic performance and recovery?

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Celiac Disease in Kids: Signs and Symptoms

Although almost 3 million of Americans follow a gluten-free diet, around 1 percent of the population actually have celiac disease. What parents need to know about this auto-immune disease.

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New Guidelines Recommend Best Beverages For Your Child

As a parent, you do your best to put healthy fare on your child’s plate. But what your child drinks is just as important.

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9 Tips to Help You Avoid Food Poisoning from Chicken

Whether you're eating chicken fingers or coq a vin, if the chicken on your plate isn't properly handled during preparation, you might experience some serious consequences.

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How the Drawbacks of Energy Drinks Far Outweigh Potential Benefits

Up to half of all teens and young adults consume energy drinks -- those high-caffeine beverages that purport to improve academic and sports performance, and the number of people consuming them is on the rise. But are the claims true?


Are You Starting Your Baby on Solids at the Right Time?

Researchers have determined that about 16 percent of parents introduced solid foods too early.


Are Sugary Foods Putting Your Children at Risk for Heart Disease?

New guidelines on the amounts of sugar children should consume indicate that most kids will need to cut back on their sugar intake.

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