Hyperactivity, attention deficit and behavioral problems are all claimed to occur in children because of the ingestion of food additives and, more specifically, food dyes. Learn about the effect that food coloring agents may have on children’s behavior.
Children and Infant Nutrition
Children and infants have nutritional requirements and needs that are unique to their rapidly growing bodies. Here at the Diet & Nutrition Channel you’ll find expert advice on feeding your children the right stuff to keep them healthy and active. You’ll find tips to get fussy children to eat vegetables, discussions over the health benefits of breastfeeding vs. formula, whether your teen is getting the nutrients they need and more.
We all want to give our children healthy and nutritious food, but recent government statistics show that most American children are lacking five crucial nutrients in their diets.
Calcium is an essential nutrient in every child’s diet, and milk and dairy products are one of the best dietary sources of calcium. However, many people avoid dairy, and it is possible for your child to grow into a strong and healthy adult without milk.
There’s a long ongoing debate whether breast milk or infant formula is better for a baby’s health. The FDA has strict requirements on the nutrition content of infant formulas to try and replicate the nutrients of breast milk. Although formula is very similar to breast milk, it’s still not identical.
We all know how difficult it can be to get the recommended daily dose of veggies into our kids. Even if you’re blessed with a child who isn’t a picky eater, it can still be a chore. Here are 5 creative ways to get that good stuff down the hatch and tips on how to be sure your attempts are a success.
Kids tend to prefer a lunch box to the school cafeteria, but typical lunch box meals are not only expensive, but unhealthy. The trick is to pack items that are high in nutrition, kid friendly, and affordable as well. Here’s how to pack healthy school lunches that are budget-wise.
Mother’s milk supplies a baby with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. Sufficient quantities of DHA are essential for healthy infant development as well as maternal well being. Mothers must take measures to supplement their diets with essential fatty acids. Formula fed babies also need supplementation.
Kids love to snack. As a matter of fact, most kids snack more than they eat meals. Little stomachs are actually better equipped to eat small amounts of food through the day. The trick is finding healthy snacks for children. These snacks provide both kid appeal and nutrition.