Category: Health

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...

Breast Milk or Infant Formula?

Both breast milk and infant formula will help your baby grow. However, breast milk is the best first food for babies, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dietetic...

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...

Fluid Needs

Why Beverages are Important All beverages are mostly water, which is a nutrient that is essential to life. Every person’s body function is dependent on water, and you can live only a few days...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “super foods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out...

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the third most common chronic disease in terms of prevalence. Heart disease affects both men and women and it causes about 610,000 deaths in the United States each year. Risk...

FDA Releases 2017 Food Code

Food Safety and Nutrition Agent The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 2017 Food Code in February 2018. Periodically the FDA reviews, updates, and releases a new Food...

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