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Best Squirrel Nutrition

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

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Vegetarian Diets for Children

There are lots of healthy reasons to go vegetarian diet. To support the needs of growing children, parents need to make sure the foods consume enough of theses: protein calcium vitamin D iron Vitamin B12 A good resource is vegetarian-diets-in-children-and-adolescents-childrens-hospital-oakland.

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Eliminating Foods in Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research and Education has the information you need if you want to better understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, or if your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy and you need to eliminate specific foods … Continue reading

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A Day’s Worth of Food: for Adults

Pyramids and plates and portions—for adults, here’s the day—

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Resolution 4: Green and Yellow

  Can you eat a green and a yellow vegetable each day?

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Resolution 3: Hungry Enough to Eat an Apple?

I’m hungry! Wait, are you really? Try this: pick a food for the family that’s healthy and good in it’s own right like a pear or an apple. When someone is hungry, do a gut check: are you hungry enough … Continue reading

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Resolution 2: Small Plates

Make it fun. Pick a new food for the family (or revisit a healthy one that never got traction). Have the kids find the smallest plates in the house to serve this food on—this could be a doll plate or a … Continue reading

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Resolution: 1

Resolutions are great. The problem is we almost always set our expectations too high. We are going to eat right, get active, straighten up and fly right. And as soon as we fail, we feel terrible. We give up. Instead, … Continue reading

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The Grade School 15

The freshman 15 is weight gain most young adults don’t want or need, but there’s another time surprising time some kids can gain weight without cramming all night eating pizza: it’s between first and third grade. Researchers followed a diverse group … Continue reading

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Hidden Veggies?

The kids who eat vegetables are the kids whose parents eat vegetables and whose parents buy and serve vegetables. They are the kids whose parents limit the serving size of other foods so that kids don’t fill up on the … Continue reading

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