Author: Shanna Sykes

Making Mealtimes Pleasant

Family mealtime used to be a core daily activity in the United States, but it is becoming a lost art in many homes. Families often are too busy to sit down together around the dinner table, partly...

Feeding Your Infant

Food for Baby’s First Year Baby’s first food is breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula. Breast milk is the perfect food and is made especially for your baby, but infant formula will provide...

Picky Eaters

Is Your Child a Picky Eater? Are you concerned that your child refuses to eat vegetables or any green food? Sometimes a child won’t eat an entire meal if a single green pea is on the plate. Does...

Feeding Your Preschooler

MyPlate for Preschoolers Are you and your preschooler having problems at mealtimes? Then you are not alone in the challenge to get your child to eat well! It’s hard to know what to do when your...

Introducing Solid Foods to Infants

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods? Solid foods can complement the nutrition from breast milk or formula. When ready for solid foods, your baby will: be between 4 and 6 months old have good head...

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Nutritional Needs Pregnant and breastfeeding women and teens have special nutritional needs. Eating well is especially important to help mother and baby stay healthy. Every pregnant woman should...

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