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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Car Seat

The best car seat for your child is the one that fits your car, fits your child and that you can use properly every time on every ride. Before buying a new car seat for your child, The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center recommends you know the answers to these six questions. What to […]

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Colorful Cookie Decorating Without Food Dye

Recent studies have shown a possible link between food dyes and certain conditions or illnesses such as allergies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even cancer. Since it’s tough to resist decorating cookies with fun colors, many parents have been searching for more natural alternatives. “You can buy natural dyes at stores like Whole Foods, but […]

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Ways to Identify and Avoid Trans Fat

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced that they will likely remove artificial trans fats from the list of foods “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). This decision comes after years of scientific evidence that trans fats cause an increased risk of heart disease, something concerning for adults and children alike. Trans fats occur naturally […]

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Food-Allergy-Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Cake

An estimated 34,191 children in Dallas County have food allergies. (Source:  Beyond ABC 2013) This week, we’re sharing recipes for an entire food-allergy-friendly holiday meal. You’ll want to try them all! The following allergy-friendly recipe is free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. It’s also gluten and dairy free. Chocolate […]

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