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... read more

Caffeine Use Among Teens

Statistics show that adolescents are the fastest-growing population of caffeine users. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, as reported by Medical News Today, indicates that 83.2% of teenagers consume caffeinated beverages... read more

Iron in Infancy Beneficial

HealthDay News reports that iron supplementation in infancy improves gross motor development at age 9 months, according to research published online in Pediatrics. The researchers found that iron supplementation in infancy, but not in pregnancy, was associated with... read more

Does My Baby Get Enough Iron?

Iron is a mineral that is essential to your baby’s growth and development, and iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in older infants. Read more to learn why iron is important and how to ensure that your baby gets enough of it.

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Childhood Obesity Worldwide

United Press International reported that more than 41 million children under age 5 worldwide are overweight or obese, a number the World Health Organization said will rise to more than 70 million during the next decade. “Overweight and obesity impact on a... read more

Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth

The average time for first teeth to erupt is around six months of age. From the beginning, your baby’s teeth need care and protection so that they may pave the way the permanent teeth that will come later to be strong and healthy. Here are steps to take to assure... read more