It’s no denying that your child, at all ages, needs the right food at the right time to grow and develop. However, your child’s nutrition is essential during infancy (0 to 1 year) as this is the time when starting good feeding habits will help set a healthy eating pattern for life. Let’s talk aboutRead More
Making Mealtime Family Time
Nutrition is important to your child’s physical and mental development, no matter what age they are. As parents, it’s important to set a good example and mealtime is a great place to start. Allowing your child to help prepare meals is a great way for them to be active in the selection process. It teachesRead More
Making Healthy Food Choices: Baby to Toddler to Teen
Nutrition is important to your child’s physical and mental development, no matter what age they are. Here are a few guidelines to help you make healthy food choices throughout your child’s life. Babies: Got Milk? Breast milk, formula, or a combination of the two will provide almost every nutrient that your baby needs during itsRead More
Is Your Baby Ready to Eat Solid Food?
The rate of development is different for everyone. Many children are ready to start trying solid foods when they have at least doubled their weight since birth — typically between 4-6 months of age. This is when a baby should have developed the enzymes needed for proper digestion. A few ways to determine if yourRead More
5 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters
Kids are notorious for being picky eaters. Don’t worry, this is a natural part of a child’s development. How can you ensure your child is getting the nutrients they need when they refuse to eat? Here are 5 tips to help: 1. Set times Creating set times for meals and snacks allows you to establishRead More
Tired Of Packing School Lunches Your Kids Won’t Eat?
Our pediatricians share three tips to help parents pack healthy school lunches their kids want to eat! As children begin heading back to school, many parents have a hard time packing healthy lunches their children will actually eat. Multiple studies have found lunches provided by schools tend to be healthier than lunches packed by parents. AndRead More
Effects of Sugary Drinks for Children
Kids of all ages love to drink popular drinks that their peers enjoy, including sugary drinks like sodas and artificially sweetened juices. As these types of drinks have grown in popularity, so has the quantity per serving as well as the variety available to consumers. Because of these factors, increased consumption of sugary drinks byRead More