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Kids in the Kitchen: Move over Nigella!

Kids in the Kitchen: Move over Nigella!

In the past few years, British chefs, from Nigella Lawson to Jamie Oliver, have become popular in the U.S.

Go ahead and breastfeed!  The law’s on your side

Go ahead and breastfeed! The law’s on your side

Just as your plate arrives, you discreetly raise your T-shirt and put your baby to your breast. Your baby is happy, you’re happy. Until the manager approaches you and asks you to take your baby and nurse your child in the restroom. Sound outrageous? You wouldn’t eat your meal in the restroom — why should your child have to eat in the restroom?

THE NEW FOOD GUIDELINES - What they mean for kids

THE NEW FOOD GUIDELINES - What they mean for kids

The new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2005 dietary guidelines challenge Americans to (1) balance calorie input with energy output, (2) eat a healthy diet, (3) be more active, and (4) practice food safety. The fourth goal is entirely new. In addition, the USDA has raised the bar on the other three.

Boning Up on Kids’ Health

Boning Up on Kids’ Health

Mention bone density and most people imagine an older woman, stooped and fragile. But osteoporosis is not just an ‘old ladies’’ disease. Children, too, can be afflicted with this condition, and for a number of reasons, may be prone to the bone fractures that result from osteoporosis and its milder cousin, osteopenia.

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

“Mary Jones” was a very sick 14-year-old. The name isn’t real but the disease is: She had bulimia and it could have been fatal.

(Food) Survival for the first weeks

(Food) Survival for the first weeks

The last thing a new mom wants to think about is preparing a nutritious meal for herself. Not that she doesn’t want to eat healthy food. It’s just so tiring to think about the actual completion of the task. First there’s the running to the market, then the buying of healthy foods, dealing with checkout, the schlep home and finally, cooking and eating. Just considering the prospect is nap-inducing.

From Farm to Table

From Farm to Table

If you ask your children where the food they eat comes from, you might hear them respond, “from the supermarket.” The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills wants to let kids (and adults) know the real source — the farm.

New Food Guidelines Issued - Marked Increase in Childhood Food Allergies Cited

New Food Guidelines Issued - Marked Increase in Childhood Food Allergies Cited

The new guidelines When and what to feed babies is an evolving science, and the guidelines are frequently changing as we learn more about infants’ nutritional requirements, how to best establish healthy eating habits, and how to prevent food allergies. To help alleviate some of the confusion and to provide a list of recommendations based on the latest research, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released the fifth edition of its Pediatric Nutrition Handbook.

Feeding Your Young Athlete

Feeding Your Young Athlete

If your child plays sports, whether in middle or high school, you probably have a hard time keeping your pantry stocked. Active kids eat more, or at least they should, although many parents aren't sure just what constitutes good nutrition for young athletes. It's no wonder the concept is confusing, says Sarah Short, Ph.D., Ed.D, a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist. "It's not easy to generalize," she says. Kids in early puberty and adolescence come in a stunning array of shapes, sizes, and maturity levels, and when you factor in gender differences and athletic activity, assessing your child's nutritional needs can seem overwhelming…

Teens and Weight-Bearing

Teens and Weight-Bearing

To prevent osteoporosis, most specialists recommend a diet high in calcium and a lifestyle high in weight-bearing exercise.

Wake Up! It's Time for The New Family Meal

Wake Up! It's Time for The New Family Meal

Most of us have a vision of The Family Meal. The image includes our calm and happy children drinking milk and talking about their day at school, while we proud parents look on and share a laugh or two over something healthy and most likely home-cooked... Hello? Does this really happen in America?

Update: National Obesity Crisis Takes More Children HostageFor New York's Kids, a Special Set of Challenges

Update: National Obesity Crisis Takes More Children HostageFor New York's Kids, a Special Set of Challenges

As obesity among America's children skyrockets, researchers continue to track its causes and risks at a steady rate, shedding new light on connections between diet and disease.

Reaching for that “Edge”Westchester teens’ use of supplements dangerously high

Reaching for that “Edge”Westchester teens’ use of supplements dangerously high

Remember when it was not if you won or lost, but how you played the game? It’s a whole new ball game these days, and one with a whole new language: anabolic steroids, androstenedione, creatine, diuretics, ergogenic substances, and nutritional supplements — all used to improve young athletes’ performances. And while there are differences in their health benefits and risks as well as their legal status, their use frequently echoes the same mantra: “Win at all costs.”

Skip a Step

Skip a Step

Baking cookies with the kids? Raw eggs in unbaked cookie dough pose a significant risk of salmonella, according to the FDA.

Lighten Up the Juice!

Lighten Up the Juice!

Grape, prune and other dark colored juices may decrease kids’ ability to absorb iron, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University.

Miscarriages Linked to Low Folic Acid Levels

Miscarriages Linked to Low Folic Acid Levels

Many women know that taking folic acid, or folate, before and during early pregnancy can help protect their unborn babies from neural tube defects. Now a study shows that folic acid also helps to prevent early miscarriages.

EATING OUT IN THE CITY - New York's Theme Restaurants

EATING OUT IN THE CITY - New York's Theme Restaurants

As you head into New York City this holiday season to see the tree or catch a show, you may want to add one of the city's theme restaurants to your itinerary. From alien landscapes to old-fashioned diners to sports memorabilia galore, New York has some great theme restaurants that can please just about any youngster. Here are some:

Drink Your Milk! Our kids “in the middle of a calcium crisis”

Drink Your Milk! Our kids “in the middle of a calcium crisis”

Calcium is a mineral essential for building healthy bones, including the jawbone, and teeth. It can also keep the gums healthy. (One study found that getting adequate levels of calcium in childhood may reduce the incidence of gum disease later in life). In fact, calcium plays an important role in almost every physiological function of the body.

Our kids 'in the middle of a calcium crisis'

Our kids 'in the middle of a calcium crisis'

Calcium is a mineral essential for building healthy bones, including the jawbone, and teeth. It can also keep the gums healthy. (One study found that getting adequate levels of calcium in childhood may reduce the incidence of gum disease later in life). In fact, calcium plays an important role in almost every physiological function of the body.




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