What exactly are food additives anyway, and how can you help your family avoid them? A CHOC registered dietitian explains.
As your family falls into a routine for the new school year, be sure to follow these healthy eating tips to ensure good nutrition habits.
Picky eating is very normal for children, particularly in toddlers who have a natural fear of new foods. In fact, research shows that most kids get appropriate nutrition regardless of their eating habits. But that may not ease the minds of parents who struggle daily with a picky eater or who worry their child isn’t […]
Parents encourage their children to develop healthy eating habits, but extreme changes in a child’s behavior or attitude towards food could be a warning sign of an eating disorder. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. Wayne Nguyen, director of psychiatry at CHOC, and Dr. Alexandra Roche, a pediatrician in CHOC’s Eating Disorder Clinic, discuss: […]
By Emily Barr, MS, RD, CSP, CLEC, clinical dietitian at CHOC You’ve probably heard the many health benefits associated with eating omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s easy to be confused by each variety. Which one is the one you need? Where can you find it? And most importantly, how much? Let this be your guide to sorting […]
Children with feeding tubes traditionally receive their nutrients from commercial formulas. Recently, dietitians at CHOC have begun working with families who prefer to feed their children blenderized tube feedings (BTF), which are real foods that are blended into a consistency similar to formula. In this episode of CHOC Radio, registered dietitian Katherine Bennett explains: The […]
By Jill Nowak, RD, CDE, clinical dietitian at CHOC It’s that time of year we sing about “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire….” But, did you know that this delicious chestnut is packed with numerous health benefits? They are moderately lower in calories and contain less fat than other nuts and seeds. A 1 ounce […]