Food & Nutrition Topics


How Much Protein Should My Child Have?

Children actually need more protein per pound of body weight than adults because they are in a stage of growth and development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. But is there such a thing as to much? Find out how much they should be having for their age?

By Ask HealthCentral

Fighting Obesity With Photography

Photographer Gregg Segal hopes his work can raise awareness about childhood obesity and the impacts of our modern diets.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Tips for a Healthy Halloween with Celiac

School parties for Halloween can breed worry for parents. If your child has celiac try these tips for healthy snacks.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Does Your Child Go To a Healthy School?

How high does your child’s school rate on this checklist?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Ultimate Reflux-Friendly Road Snacks

Eating typical road-fare can make reflux symptoms worse.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Best Foods for Kids

It’s tough to navigate proper nutrition when it comes to feeding kids. Here are some of the best choices that even the picky eaters will enjoy.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Child's Sugar Consumption

Credit: iStock There is overwhelming evidence that a diet high in added sugar during childhood puts kids at an increased risk for heart disease, obesity, and hypertension in childhood and young adulthood. In response to this danger, in August 2016 th...

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Daycare May Be the Starting Point of Poor Eating Habits

Babies cry when they are hungry. They also tend to clamp down and not want to finish a bottle if they are full. As they hit age and growth milestones and begin to eat solid foods, babies may spit food out or refuse another spoonful of food when they ...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Fueling Your Student Athlete to Maximize Performance

We all know that proper nutrition is essential for athletes to be at the top of their game. But as parents, we can’t always be in control of what our kids eat while they’re at school, on the field, or traveling with their team. I sat down with the ex...

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Celiac Disease: Pediatric Implications

About one in every 133 people in the United States has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body mounts an immune response to ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley. Children with celiac disease face a...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley