Category Archives: Nutrition

Does Milk Cause Mucus?

The short answer is no. If you sick child likes milk, it’s okay to give it during colds and coughs. Milk has protein and natural sugars, and the body needs good nutrition to heal. If you child is allergic to … Continue reading

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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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Pumping Iron for Babies and the Rest of Us

Humans need iron. Babies triple their size in the first 12 months, and when the body gets bigger, the blood supply must get bigger. Iron is a critical mineral to build red blood cells. Without red blood cells, the body … Continue reading

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