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 dietician 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
Not only can parents help instill good eating habits in children, but they also have significant influence over a child’s mental perceptions about food, a CHOC Children’s psychologist says. “Food does more than just fulfill our basic needs for sustenance,” says Dr. Cindy Kim, a psychologist with expertise in pediatric feeding disorders. “Food also gets
Nursing mothers are providing their babies with nutrients to help ensure their growth – but what about mom’s diet? Listen in to hear the dieticians, who both work in CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit, discuss how many extra calories a nursing mother should eat, what foods to be mindful about, and much more.
Obesity in children is a major health concern in the United States: Almost 18 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese, a significant increase from the 7 percent of kids that age who were obese in 1980. However, an improved diet can go a long way toward overcoming the problem, a CHOC Children’s
By Carol Peng, MS, RD, CSP, CHOC Children’s clinical dietician Let’s celebrate June as it’s National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. As the summertime sun gets warmer, vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables fill up our supermarkets and kitchens. Needless to say it’s the best time to consume more fruits and vegetables. Here are five
As many parents know, getting toddlers and young children to eat healthy foods like vegetables can be a challenge. Most young children prefer chocolate and ice cream to peas and broccoli. And, it’s not uncommon for toddlers and children to simply be fussy eaters. What to do? By teaching children healthy eating habits early, parents