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Sugary Drinks

The Bitter Truth of Sugary Drinks

One in every three children in America is either overweight or obese. Reducing or eliminating sugary beverages is one of the easiest changes a family can make to reduce calorie intake and positively impact a child’s weight. Recently, McDonald’s announced they will no longer advertise sugary beverages with kids’ Happy Meals. This does not mean […]

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Expert Advice: When and What to Feed Baby

Several well-known first-time parents welcomed babies this summer. Despite their celeb status, they likely have a few questions, like when to start feeding the baby cereal or solid food? Age should not be the only determining factor. You should also take into account your baby’s body development and feeding cues before transitioning to new foods, says Maria-Paula Carrillo, […]

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Super Bowl snacks

Healthier Alternatives for Your Super Bowl Feast

For most, feasting and football go hand-in-hand on Super Bowl Sunday. Does it surprise you that the average American eats a day’s worth of calories during the game? If you want to keep your family from this fate, Deborah Stern, RD, LD, a clinical dietitian at Children’s, says to plan ahead by preparing healthier snacking […]

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3 Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity

If you haven’t noticed a national push to lower childhood obesity rates, then you’re not paying attention. Major cities and school districts are trying new approaches in their lunchrooms, and programs like First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign, Let’s Move, are encouraging parents to get their kids fit. Some areas of the country already are […]

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How to Pack Fresh, Fit School Lunches

Parents, now that the holiday break is over for your little ones, it’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. Making, packing and taking lunches from home ensures your kids get a healthy, well-balanced meal at school. After all, school cafeterias consistently offer kids favorites of pizza, chicken nuggets and hot dogs as part […]

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Healthier Triple Mac n Cheese

Like most, your Thanksgiving meal probably means a feast of many different sides in addition to the turkey and desserts. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t prepare healthy versions of those sides to help make the meal a bit more nutritious. Lindsey Mazanec, M.S., R.D./L.D., a clinical dietitian at Children’s, has whipped up a […]

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