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Vitamin D Supplements for Kids
Vitamin D is now again being recommended for infants who are exclusively breastfed or who aren't drinking enough infant formula or milk.

Food Pyramid for Kids and Adults
Learn how you can help change the food guide pyramid and send in your comments about what is wrong with the food pyramid and how it can be fixed.

Healthy Kids' School Lunches
Although your kids may be eating well if they eat a balanced meal prepared in the school cafeteria or if you pack them a healthy lunch, it is increasingly likely that they are making poor choices and eating an unhealthy lunch, which may be one of the reasons that more kids are becoming overweight.

Child Nutrition Resources
Information to help provide your children with proper nutrition, including when to give vitamins, calcium requirements, how much fruit juice is too much and getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables.

Kids and Food Allergies
Review these commonly asked questions about children with food allergies, including how to interpret allergy tests and how to prevent and avoid food allergies.

Breastfeeding Support
In almost all cases, breast milk is the most perfect food for your baby. Learn how to find a Pediatrician that is supportive of breastfeeding so that you can prevent and treat problems early and maximize your chances of long-term breastfeeding success.

Preventing Childhood Obesity Recommendations
Read about the AAP's policy statement on the prevention of childhood obesity.

Childhood Obesity
Obesity in kids is a new epidemic. Who's to blame? Fast food? TV? Soft Drinks? Snacks? Video Games? You?

Fruit Juice - How Much Is Too Much?
Drinking too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, the development of cavities (dental caries), diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems, such as excessive gas, bloating and abdominal pain. Learn about the AAP recommendations on juice consumption for infants and children.

Is Enfamil LIPIL a 'Scientific Breakthrough'?
Enfamil LIPIL, by making a formula more like breastmilk, will hopefully give those children who are unable to breastfeed some of the benefits of breastfeeding and help promote their optimal growth and development.

DHA and ARA
In addition to DHA and ARA supplemented baby formula, you can now also feed your infant baby food with DHA and ARA. Do your children need these supplements?

Fish and Mercury Warning
The latest advisory includes the latest warnings about eating fish with high levels of mercury, including shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish. However, they expand the warnings to include other types of fish, including tuna, which may be a popular part of your child's diet.

Food Allergies
Food Allergies

Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator

Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator

Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator

Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator

Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator

Fast Food Nutrition Facts Calculator
How many calories and fat are you getting from fast food?

Fast Food Nutrition Facts Calculator
How many calories and fat are you getting from fast food?

Weight Management Guide
A weight management guide to help your children lose weight. While most children should not be put on a severely restricted diet, a combined approach of sensible nutrition and regular exercise can help to control weight gain.

Prevention of Breastfeeding Problems
One of the main keys to successful breastfeeding is recognizing when you need help and getting it. This can include recognizing risk factors in the infant or mother that can make it more likely that breastfeeding problems will occur and intervening early.

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