Reading Food Labels
Learn how to read food labels so that you can choose foods that will provide your family with a nutritious and balanced diet.
Low Fat Foods
As you learn to avoid high fat foods for all other children, it is just as important to learn to choose low fat foods as part of your family's healthy diet. In addition to food labeled fat-free and low fat, healthy low fat foods include most fruits and vegetables.
Parents are getting used to the idea that there are certain foods that they should encourage their kids to eat and others that they should avoid. Of course, this usually means avoiding high fat foods.
Fast Food - Fast Food at Home
But even those parents who avoid going to fast food restaurants too often typically overlook the fact that their kids eat too much fast food at home, including frozen pizza, hot dogs, french fries, fruit juice, and soda. Learn how to eat healthier meals at home and avoid fast food at home.
Food coloring and food dyes have been used throughout history, although until recently, most food coloring was natural and didn't include the artificial food dyes that are commonly used today. It is this artificial food coloring that is causing some controversy now, being blamed for causing ADHD and other behavior problems. Learn if you should...
Parents who are worried about the possible presence of pesticides, antibiotics, and even growth hormone in the foods that their kids eat have been turning to organic food for their family. Learn whether organic food is safer or more nutritious and whether you should be buying organic food for your kids.
It is generally recognized that kids eat too much junk food, which is likely contributing to the current childhood obesity epidemic. Learn how to recognize and avoid junk food from your child's diet.
Foods High in Salt
Learn to avoid foods high in salt, which is important when you consider the possible link between obesity and high salt diets and the risk of high blood pressure.
Eggs and Child Nutrition
I am worried about my kids also getting high cholesterol. Should I let them eat eggs? How many eggs can my kids eat each week?
Fish and Mercury
I am pregnant and have heard warnings about eating fish. Is it safe to eat fish while I am expecting? Is it safe for my toddler to eat tuna fish?
Raisins - Health Food or Junk Food?
Depending on who you ask, you might hear raisins referred to as the perfect snack for kids or "nature's candy" or as just another junk food that increases their risk of getting cavities. Review whether or not you should let your kids eat raisins.
Cheese Nutrition Facts
Reviewing cheese nutrition facts, you can see that cheese may not be a great substitute for milk, as a slice of cheese has a lot less calcium and vitamin D than a glass of milk.