Your toddler’s gut flora may be contributing to some of that terrible twos behavior, according to new research published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
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How a tragedy helped my daughter develop healthy eating habits early on.
When it was discovered at my daughter’s 3-month check-up that she was losing weight because I actually had a very low breast milk supply, I was about as devastated as I’d ever been in my life. “You have to add formula” the doctor insisted. I refused. We hired multiple lactation consultants and tried everything to get my body to make more milk. I was taking so much fenugreek that it sent my hormones into batshit crazy mode. I couldn’t sleep. I was feverish and sweating constantly. Crying all the time. And after six weeks of herbs, breast compressions, round the clock feeding and pumping, it still didn’t give me the boost I needed to properly feed my daughter. Already back at work (home-based), I was completely overwhelmed.
FoodNavigator-USA recently picked its list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014 and its filed people who are finding profit in healthful, innovative, inspiring food trends. This is the first in a series highlighting the best of FoodNavigator-USA’s list of 10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014. Sean Kelly and Andy Mackensen […]
The NPD Group has taken First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign encouraging kids to drink more water in a new, opportunistic direction. NPD is advocating that bottled water companies step up their efforts to sell bottled water to kids. There are so many things wrong with the bottled water industry (sly marketing ploys, oceans of PET’ around the world, etc…) So, I was […]
The world will celebrate World Food Day on October 16. Got creative kids? Encourage them to enter this year’s Healthy Food Systems poster design contest!
The folks at the Home Baking Association have dubbed February Bake For Family Fun Month. Here’s a video to get you started. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBHDeswClQ] If the thought of cooking with your kids for the fun of it isn’t enough incentive, think about the fact that cooking with your kids is not only fun but its also […]
A recent study showed that the percentage of children who drink diet drinks doubled between 1999 and 2008. Is diet soda the answer to childhood obesity?
A Facebook pal recently asked what folks thought about Georgia’s new childhood obesity campaign. It garnered some really good discussion, and it got me thinking a lot about how we can tackle this childhood obesity problem.
Start shaping the eating habits of your kids. By offering and setting examples of healthy eating, your kids will form healthy eating habits at home and out of the house.
While the National School Lunch Program is an excellent initiative to make schools more accountable for what we’re feeding our children, there is still a major area of concern: vending machines.
We covered the San Francisco Happy Meal toy ban from beginning to end and then some, delving into a couple of different angles and topics. But one thing we didn’t spend a lot of time looking at was the strictly legal precedence for the ban, the legal details. Well, we aren’t lawyers, so it’s not a big surprise, but I recently read a cool, interesting, easy-to-read post on this topic (written by a lawyer) and thought it not only warranted but required a quick share.
A British study showed that kids can be satisfied with lower sugar cereals, provided they are offered a choice in cereals and other options such as fruit and fruit juice.
A recent, small-scale study found that 20 percent of the conventional produce that kids eat contains measurable amounts of pesticides.