Good nutrition is an important part of your child’s healthy lifestyle. During the preschool years, your child should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family, with an emphasis on those with nutritional value.
As a preschooler, your child should have a healthy attitude toward eating. Ideally, by this age she no longer uses eating—or not eating—to demonstrate defiance, nor does she confuse food with love or affection. Generally (although almost
By age two, your toddler should be eating three healthy meals a day, plus one or two snacks. He can eat the same food as the rest of the family. With his improved language and social skills, he’ll
You’ll probably notice a sharp drop in your toddler’s appetite after his first birthday. Suddenly he’s picky about what he eats, turns his head away after just a few bites, or resists coming to the table at
Parents always have questions about when to start solids and what solid food to feed their infant. It’s understandable, since recommendations are constantly changing and nutrition is so important for proper growth and development. A few answers to parent’s
I feel like I am always talking and writing about how to help your child eat healthier. It’s not easy, especially in a busy family surrounded by a culture of fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness. Having a healthy lifestyle takes hard work and
Eating Right—No excuses! By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP It’s no surprise that America’s kids are super-sized. I see it everyday in my office—children living on fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness. And these overweight children are