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Baby Food Makeover

February 21st, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Find out why baby puree sales are declining and what more parents are feeding their children.
Baby Food Makeover

In the past decade baby food has under gone a health makeover. It’s not that parents haven’t always been concerned with what was going into their baby’s mouths, it’s just that the research wasn’t always steering them in the right direction.

Rising Allergy Rates

February 21st, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
One in every 13 children has an allergy. Find out why experts believe allergy rates have surged in recent years.
Rising Allergy Rates

It was only a few decades ago that having a kid with allergies in the classroom was an irregularity rather than the norm. Allergy rates have tripled in the past 10 to 15 years in North America, Britain and Australia. It’s now estimated that roughly 15 million Americans have food allergies, and that allergies affect one in every 13 children – that’s roughly two kids in every classroom. The rate of increase is alarming!

How To Make Your Own Baby Food

January 3rd, 2016 | By: Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers
Quick tips and easy recipes for making homemade baby food
How To Make Your Own Baby Food

Introducing solid foods is an important step in your baby's development. While there is nothing wrong with feeding your infant jarred baby food, many parents don't realize that making baby food at home can be quick, easy and less expensive. Here's a look at how to make your own baby food – and why you might want to give it a try.

Easy on the Hot Dogs Mom

October 26th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
New evidence finds that processed meats are carcinogenic.
Easy on the Hot Dogs Mom

We know that it’s difficult to find foods that your kids will actually eat; and when it comes to protein, kids are usually more receptive to processed meats than they are to beef, pork or chicken. Processed meats are easier to chew and have lots of added salt, which plays in favorably with kid’s taste buds.

Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New

July 14th, 2015 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Follow these five tips for getting your picky eater to try new foods.
Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New

Is your child unwilling to taste a new food? A picky eater often has to be exposed to something new as many as 15 times before even tasting it! Children trust familiar things in their lives and are often suspicious of something new and different – this applies to food too. A food that has an unusual appearance, color, smell or texture can be off-putting to a young child. That's why repeated exposure helps. Eventually the unusual food becomes familiar, and at that point, your child becomes open to the idea of tasting it and giving it a fair evaluation. Knowing these facts gives us insight into how to introduce new foods and what to expect when we do.