Diet and Nutrition



  • 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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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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  • 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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Time to make your own Baby Food?

  • Posted on Jun 27, 2017

The Environmental Defense Fund did a study looking at lead. Not in paint, which is where most of us associate lead, but in our food.   The results were not good.  They looked at over 12,000

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Good and bad news

  • Posted on May 9, 2017

Toddlers are still not eating their vegetables. In a recent study 9 of 10 toddlers consume a little fruit or vegetable daily…but the most common vegetable was potatoes. That’s right, French fries! How can we

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Another belly ache?

  • Posted on Jan 31, 2017

  We see a surprising amount of children that have chronic abdominal pain. We do a work up, send some of them to GI specialist and only a few ultimately get a diagnosis like Crohn’s

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