Diet and Nutrition

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When can we transition from breast or formula to milk?

  • Posted on Dec 4, 2017

Infants younger than 1 year old need the nutrients in breast milk or formula. Breastfed babies over 1 year may continue to nurse if desired, but this is the time when you can switch to whole

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Eating your veggies benefits your health

  • Posted on Nov 22, 2017

There is tons of scientific evidence supporting a diet high in fresh, fibrous plant based foods. Study after study shows that eating plenty of veggies reduces the risk of disease – everything from diabetes, to

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Protein

  • Posted on Nov 6, 2017

How much protein do kids really need?  Why do we need protein? These are common questions a well check visits. The good news is that most kids are probably getting plenty of protein! Protein is

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Food Pouches : Pros and Cons

  • Posted on Oct 23, 2017

 They are everywhere – food pouches – fruits, veggies, but are they good? Food pouches are definitely convenient but are they the best source of nutrition?   Convenience can come at a cost.  Puréed fruits and

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Health care Reform in action: calorie labeling goes national

  • Posted on Oct 20, 2017

  When the Nutrition Labeling and Education act of 1990 went into effect in 1994, it required that nutrition labels be placed on food products but exempted restaurants.  A recent report from CSIP summarized evidence

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Caffeine

  • Posted on Sep 5, 2017

   It’s everywhere. Coffee, tea and sodas don’t surprise anyone. Fruit spritzers surprised me. Protein shakes aimed at athletes. Chocolate covered coffee beans and Perky Jerky. But is it a problem? It can be. – The

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Introducing Foods to your Infant

  • Posted on Aug 23, 2017

  The first feeding: Babies expect a breast or a bottle when hungry. So make sure your baby is happy and awake but NOT hungry the first time you feed him or her solid food

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