By Mary Sowa, MS, RD and Emily Barr, MS, RD, clinical dietitians at CHOC Children’s If you are like many consumers, the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages can sometimes be confusing. There are now changes being proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aimed at making it easier for consumers to
By Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, director clinical nutrition and lactation services at CHOC Children’s In honor of National Nutrition Month, join CHOC Children’s in encouraging everyone to adopt eating habits focusing on reducing excess calories from fat and sugar, reducing intake of processed foods, and making information food choices to help fight disease
What food family can brighten a gloomy day in mid-winter and deserves an Academy Award for best performance in the human body? The answer is citrus.
By Leah Blalock MS, RD, CSP, CDE, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s There is a lot more to celebrate in November! Did you know that November 23 is Eat a Cranberry Day? It’s time to embrace that staple on any Thanksgiving spread. Cranberries have a taste all their own and are packed with nutrients that
By Vanessa Chrisman, RD, CLE, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s Organic foods continue to be all the rage. They can be found in most grocery stores and are often touted as being healthier than conventional foods. Along with those health benefits, a higher price tag is often expected as well. So, what is organic anyway?
Another group of people I am extremely grateful for are the community’s nursing mothers, who can also help the babies receiving care at CHOC. Under CHOC’s breast milk donation service, women can donate their extra breast milk in the name of CHOC to help premature and sick babies. Oftentimes, women who give birth prematurely have
By Angela Salazar, RD, CSP, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s Everyone loves blueberries! The round little blue fruit ranks only second to the strawberry in popularity. Blueberries are ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. And, we all know that antioxidants are
By Vanessa Chrisman, RD, CLE, CHOC Children’s clinical dietitian Learning to care for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a daunting task for parents. Families must decide whether to use medications, nutrition or other therapies as treatment. To help parents make informed decision, here are a few common myths about the relationship