Food Safety: Grapes

Grapes provide a very healthy food option, low in calories and high in nutritional value. Also they offer a good sources of vitamins, minerals and powerful anti-oxidants. However, for the very young, grapes may pose a problem. A recent study from Scotland, published...

Kids and Too Much Refined Sugar

For generations, children have eaten too much refined sugar. Trends of poor health, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, continue and have grown. Refined white sugar contains over 99.9 percent sucrose, and has no nutritional value like vitamins, minerals,...

Children Choose Fries

New study findings, published in BMC Research Notes, examined whether children would select apples over French fries when the apples were presented as the default option. The researchers bought take-out meal chicken nuggets from a fast food restaurant for 15 children...

Yummy Oatmeal

Yummy Extra-Special Oatmeal Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 c. quick-cooking oats 2 Tbsp. raisins 1 c. peeled, diced peaches (fresh, frozen, or canned in juice) 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground ginger 2 T. apple juice 2 tsp. maple syrup 1% milk Directions:Combine...

Unsafe Foods For Baby

Unsafe Foods for Baby As children begin to try their first foods, it is important to be aware of several types of food that should be avoided during the first year (and sometimes beyond) because of their potential to cause choking, allergic reactions, or infection....