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Healthy eating for childrenWhy is healthy eating for children so important?

As our first child grew, we noticed that her mood changed very easily. She could change from being delightful and outgoing to being withdrawn and ill-mannered within a few minutes. As we analyzed her behavior, we realized that she was highly affected by what she ate…

What foods helped her?… What foods made her worse?… How often was best for her to eat?… What times during the day were best for eating?… How did her diabetes make her more susceptible to improper nutrition problems…

We will discuss topics such as:

the benefits of fruits and vegetables,
why are whole grains important,
how is “My Plate” different from the “Food Pyramid,”
what about dairy and proteins.

There are so many subjects to discuss and we are excited to talk about them! Stay tuned and get ready for an exciting and informative ride!

Our Mission

This website will help create happier children by teaching parents about healthy foods and when to provide those foods during the day. We will include links to trusted research by experts in nutrition and health. Because of the large selection of foods to choose from – both fresh and processed – healthy eating for children is one of the most important topics of our day.


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Eating Old Food?

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Suppose I left a hamburger sitting on the kitchen counter for 3 or 4 days and suppose that the kitchen stayed at 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Would anyone be tempted to eat it? Just imagine the bacteria and maybe some mold … Continue reading

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Eating Dirt?

washing hands is important

One of the most important ways to stay healthy is to wash our hands. Just think of all the germs that live on door knobs, school desks, pens, pencils, store counters, etc. I could go on all day about the … Continue reading

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Children’s Sleep – The Effect of Honey on a Nighttime Cough

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The official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics has an interesting article published on August 6, 2012. It is about a group of doctors who studied 300 children who had upper respiratory tract infections and nighttime coughs. To treat the … Continue reading

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The Best Water

Water is a vital part of a healthy diet. But have you ever worried about the purity of the water you drink? Many people drink bottled water thinking that it is more safe. But to be more sure of the … Continue reading

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The Best Juicer

Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables! Your kids will love it – and it’s healthy! There’s nothing better than freshly juiced fruits and vegetables! It tastes so good that your kids won’t even know they’re drinking something so healthy. Also, it’s … Continue reading

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Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study

Blueberries linked to lower risk of diabetes

Healthy eating as children can help prevent diabetes. Reuters Health reported on Friday that a recent study showed that eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes. The study referred to in their article … Continue reading

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Obesity – Do we eat the wrong foods? Or too much food?

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According to the World Health Organization, here are the percentages of overweight adults by country: 93% American Samoa 72   Saudi Arabia 67   United States 66   Germany 66   Egypt 61   United Kingdom 59   Canada 53   Spain 50   Iran 49   France … Continue reading

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Lift Weights Before Aerobic Exercise?

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Reuters Health just published an article regarding a study done by Dr. Ronald Sigal, an endocrinologist at the University of Calgary in Canada. In this study, people with type 1 diabetes were monitored while exercising. Type 1 diabetes is a … Continue reading

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Are Dairy Foods Important for Children?

Are dairy foods important for children?

Dairy foods are essential for a healthy diet. They contain many important nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins and high-quality protein. The picture to the left shows some examples of dairy foods: milk, cheese, and yogurt. Improved bone … Continue reading

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What are the best protein foods for children?

The best protein foods for children

In order for children to be healthy, they need to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein foods. Seafood is one of the best sources of protein because it is usually low in fat. It also has … Continue reading

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