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Fueling Your Athlete

Fueling Your Athlete

Nothing says “Texas” like youth sports. From soccer tots to linebackers and gymnasts, our kids are ready to compete. To help them perform at their best, they need more than practice, pads and playing time. They need proper nutrition. Four tips for fueling your athlete 1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Proper hydration — before, during and […]

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Multivitamins for Kids?

Deciding whether or not children should take multivitamins can be difficult. Well-reasoned arguments are made in favor of taking them and against taking them. Here are several examples: Our Take No, multivitamins aren’t necessary for children unless they have a food allergy, renal disease, or other medical condition that prevents them from eating a full, […]

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Extended breastfeeding: Is it healthy?

We usually hear about all the benefits of breastmilk during the first year of life but very seldom about what happens beyond that period. Many women continue this practice for many reasons. You would be surprised to know that the worldwide weaning age is a little over 4 years of age. Breastmilk after the first […]

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What (and What Not) to Feed Your Kids

Feeding kids can often become a battle; feeding them healthy foods can be a war. “I have found that if you explain to your children why a food is good or not good for them, things become easier,” advises Maria-Paula Carrillo, M.S., a clinical dietitian at Children’s. “Allowing them to make certain food choices also […]

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Holiday Berry Sauce

Even if your kids don’t have food allergies, it’s likely that you’ll be cooking for one of your kids’ cousins or friends who is allergic to one of the top eight food-allergy triggers (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat). This week we’re sharing directions for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. One […]

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