Calcium at an Early Age

Whether we were breast fed or formula fed right from birth many of us started on a calcium rich diet.  But over time the majority of us steer away form dairy products, in-turn calcium.  Unfortunately, for many of us drifting away from calcium comes early on in life...

Poor Nutrition and Oral Health

Poor nutrition and oral health surprisingly go hand and hand.¬† Its a correlation that many don’t think of however, it is one that is rather important. ¬†Earlier this year an article¬†titled “Malnutrition and its Oral Outcome ‚Äď A Review” outlines how...

How Many Calories Should Kids Eat

It was always stated that kids need their nutrients because of their growing bodies.  However, how much nutrients or calories do kids really need in order to grow healthy?  There is not one set number of calories that will work for all kids.  Kids come in...

Vegetarian Kids

Will not eating meat affect childrens’ development? ¬†Can children be vegetarian¬†and be¬†simultaneously¬† safe and ¬†healthy?¬†If so what are the nutritional needs for young vegetarians? The original USDA food pyramid created in 1992 was divided into six sections one...

Soft Drinks and Kids

Walk into just about any grocery store in America and you will find an aisle dedicated to soft drinks, with a much smaller section dedicated to all other beverages. Walk into just about any restaurant in America and you will find yourself with the choices of Coke...

BREAKing the FAST: Breakfast for children

BREAKing the FAST: Breakfast for Children For years kids have been hearing ‚ÄúEat your breakfast. It‚Äôs the most important meal of the day!‚Ä̬† However as children go down their journey from adolescence to preteen to teen breakfast becomes less and less important.¬† As...