Category Archives: Nutrition

Eating with Kids at Home

Want to start a dialog about eating a little better at home? Check out this video from DocMikeEvans here.

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How tall will your child be? How do you get them there?

Protein and nutrients are important for your child’s final height. This study of over 4000 kids found that children who drank milk versus non-dairy drinks were shorter. The researchers projected that a child who drinks 3 cups (24 ounces or … Continue reading

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Preschooler Portions: 2-3 years old

Total Solids for preschooler for 24 hours: Dairy 2 cups (480 ml) as nonfat milk, yogurt, or cheese Fruits 1 cup or ½ cup of dried fruit Vegetables 1 cup raw or cooked or 2 cup leafy greens Grains 3 … Continue reading

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Toddler Portions: 1 to 2 Years Old

Total amounts for 24 hours: Whole or 2% Milk 16-20 ounces in a cup Green vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams) Yellow or orange vegetable ¼ cup (60 grams) Fruit ½ cup (120 grams) Protein (ground meat, egg, nut butter 2 … Continue reading

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Baby Portions: 9 Months Old

Total Solids for 9 month old baby for 24 hours: Grains (oat, barley, rice) 6-8 Tablespoons (90-120 grams) Vegetables 8-10 Tablespoons (120-150 grams) Fruits 4-6 Tablespoons (60-90 grams) Protein: 1 Tablespoon (15 grams) Includes strained meats, beans, egg and smooth … Continue reading

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Baby Portions: 6 Months Old

This photo shows an example of a meal for baby with a grain, a green vegetable (green beans), a yellow vegetable (squash), a fruit (applesauce), and a protein (strained meat).       Total Solids for 6 month old baby … Continue reading

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Baby Soda

Juice, with its sugar content is no better than soda when it comes to babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no fruit juice for children under 1 year of age. Fresh fruit is best for everyone because it provides … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Thanksgiving

Feeding baby this year? The traditional Thanksgiving foods can be enjoyed as soon as baby can eat off of a spoon, which is usually around 4 months of age. Foods like turkey and vegetables can be blended into a puree. … Continue reading

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The Drink Pyramid

The Drink Pyramid is a nice way to think about what you drink. Check it out here    

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Best Squirrel Nutrition

This ad on the shuttle buses in Zion National Park made me smile.    

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