Do your kids have nutritional deficiencies? Here''s how to tell what your kids need most to be healthy.
Adults are not the only people in our nation in a health crisis; children are, too. The statistics tell the story:
Dads with toddler-age daughters interact differently with their kids than fathers with toddler-age sons, a new study suggests.
• Caleb Burgess, 11, has a rare illness called Fibro dysplasia ossificans progressive or 'Stone Man disease'
• Incurable disorder turns muscles, tendons and ligaments to solid bone
• It affects just one in 2 million people globally and is currently untreatable
• Caleb's parents took him to doctors when they noticed immobility in his neck
• He hasn't lost much mobility, and will keep pla...
• Babies given caffeine perform significantly better in tests that measure exhaling
• When 11 years old, the treated babies are also better at forcibly breathing out
• Past studies have shown caffeine acts as a stimulant that improves breathing
• It also boosts the lungs' ability to expand, reducing the need for ventilation help
Whole grains need to be part of your child’s and adolescent’s diet. Whole-grain foods contain all
The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that healthy children receiving a normal, well-balanced diet do not need vitamin supplementation over
Many Americans consume too many calories and too much fat, especially saturated fat, trans fat, and sugar. These eating patterns are one cause of America's high rates of obesity and heart disease.
Table salt is made up of sodium and chloride, 2 chemicals that are essential for health but only in very small amounts. Sodium and chloride occur naturally in many foods and it’s not necessary to add them to prepared foods.
If you think your child is getting enough vitamin D by just drinking milk, you're probably wrong. Recent studies show that most children aren't getting enough of this essential vitamin.
Babies younger than 1 year old should not drink any fruit juice, according to a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Rickets is a condition of softening of the bones that occurs in growing children. It happens when the bones can not take up enough calcium and phosphorus to make hard, healthy bone.
Young children need nutrients from a variety of foods to stay healthy. But what if your child only eats macaroni and cheese or will not eat any vegetables?
Breakfast cereals are undeniably quick, easy, and popular. More importantly, many fit the ideal of low-calorie, high nutrient-dense foods, and research supports the notion that ready-to eat cereals can improve children’s overall nutritional well-being, lower their risk of becoming overweight, and even contribute to improved brain power.
The morning alarm sounds, and your sleepy-eyed teen rolls over, hits the snooze button, and dozes off to revisit the Sandman.
Have you been faced with the dietary dilemma of what to do with the cracker that’s been thrown overboard or the grape that rolled away?
Every food group is important to providing essential nutrients and energy that can support normal growth and good health.
Can I give my children foods sweetened with no- and low-calories sweeteners?
According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates, about 1 person out of every 100 has allergic symptoms after exposure to sulfites, chemical additives widely used in the food industry. Asthma adds to the risk; sulfites cause serious symptoms in about 5% of people with asthma.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that what kids eat at school matters.