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Diet for Migraine Relief

Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

A 1979 study published in the Lancet, “The commonest foods causing reactions were wheat (78 percent), orange (65 percent), eggs (45 percent), tea and coffee (40 percent each), chocolate and milk (37 percent) each), beef (35 percent), and corn, cane sugar, and yeast (33 percent each).

Processed foods in general can also contribute to allergies for a number of different reasons, and most processed foods contain a variety of food colorings, flavors, preservatives, and other additives that may also promote headaches and migraines. Both aspartame and MSG are notorious for causing headaches and triggering migraines. Read More

Is it Safe to Eat Bacon?

Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

What You Need to Know about Healthy Fats

Bacon’s primary asset is its fat, and that fat— surprise! – is primarily 50% monounsaturated, mostly consisting of oleic acid, the type so valued in olive oil. About 3% of that is palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturate with valuable antimicrobial properties. About 40% of bacon fat is saturated; the remaining 10% is in the valuable form of polyunsaturates. Pork fat also contains a novel form of

phosphatidylcholine that possesses antioxidant activity superior to Vitamin E. Read More

Benefits Specific to Krill Oil

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 @ 09:01 PM

Krill oil and fish oil are great sources of omega-3. Krill oil comes from krill, small Antarctic crustaceans whose oil contains eicosapentanoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexanoic acid, or DHA, the two omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, among other benefits. Read More

Adult serving size verses Child serving size

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

The “serving size” I learned years ago came from watching grandmothers, mothers and friends’ mothers dish out plates of food for dinners over the years.

(All are ONE SERVING illustrations for an adult. ONE SERVING for a child would be ½ of the adult portion.)

Breads: 1 slice bread, 1 small roll

Fats: 1 teaspoon butter, margarine or oil; or 2 tsp. cream; or 2 tsp. mayonnaise; or 1 Tbsp. whipped cream

Starchy Vegetables: 1/2 cup (e.g. peas, corn, turnip) or 1 small potato

Leafy or lighter vegetables: 1 cup (e.g. lettuce, broccoli, eggplant, etc.)

Fruit: 1 apple, orange, pear, peach, nectarine, tangerine, etc.

or 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 banana

or 2 apricots, 2 small plums, 2 kiwi

or 10 cherries, 10 grapes

or 1/2 cup berries Read More

Yes, it’s true!!!!

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), put out new recommendations for cholesterol screening and treatment in children. The revised recommendations include universal screening for all children between the ages of 9 to 11. The reason that this age range has been chosen is that cholesterol drops during puberty but then increases again as adolescents approach adulthood.
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Kid’s and DHA: Sources of Omega 3

Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

The Ultimate Omega-3 Diet, by Evelyn Tribole, MS,RD.  States that DHA is needed for brain development the same way calcium is required for bone growth. She says that each brain cell requires DHA for proper development. When DHA isn’t present in adequate quantities during rapid brain growth (early childhood), emotional and intellectual development can be affected.
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Have a Game Plan

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

Taste and pleasure is simply part of our hard wiring, so why try to override it? Eventually, learning to enjoy the foods you love in the right portions best prepares you and your family for any social situation. www.webmd

To manage your child’s weight and health to the best of your ability, know what they are going to eat ahead of time and choose their snacks, make meal choices, and plan times that they will eat. Taking a few minutes to plan meals for the week can maximize each trip to the grocery store and give you more direction. Making a comprehensive list can help limit shopping trips and save you money.
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Restaurant Portion Sizes

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 11:11 PM


If you eat out frequently it’s almost impossible for you or your child not to overeat. In fact, a study found that restaurant portions of foods like hamburgers and French fries are two to five times larger than they should be. There’s a mentality that says, “If I’m going to pay for it, I’m going to eat it,” says Berning. We’re paying for it with the high incidence of obesity in this country. We also tend to think of eating out as special, so we choose fattier foods. It’s easy to think, I don’t have to prepare it and therefore I’m going to treat myself.
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Kid’s Portion Size Matters

Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 05:11 PM

I am a registered dietician working in the field of pediatric nutrition.  I have received from the (American Dietetic Association) accreditation for Child and Adolescent Weight Management. The purpose of this blog will be to relate to the public the severity of childhood obesity.
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Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 03:10 AM

Definition of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity by definition is a serious medical condition that affects children
and adolescents. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or
her age and height. Read More

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