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Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
By Claire Dalidowitz, RD If you’ve looked at a nutrition facts label recently, it may look different than you remember. Food companies have begun rolling out updated nutrition facts labels to comply with new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. One of the biggest changes you’ll see on the label is a new category called […]
Posted In: Nutrition
By Donna Barnett, MA, RDN, CDN Over the past decade or so gluten-free diets have become increasingly popular, both for medical necessity and by personal preference. Some reports suggest that more than 3 million people in the U.S. follow a gluten-free diet, however the prevalence of celiac disease in the general population is much lower, […]
By Donna Barnett, MA, RDN, CDN Plants give us lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protective phytochemicals. Plant based diets can reduce your risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. There are several different kinds of plant based diets. For example, someone who is vegan avoids red meat, […]
During the summer heat, it’s important to make sure your child stays properly hydrated! With that said, it’s even more important to know the best way to hydrate children, especially young babies. Did you know that healthy infants who are breastfeeding or bottle feeding regularly DO NOT need to drink water? Breastmilk and infant formulas […]
By: Donna Gitt MA, RDN, CDN March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is to “Go Further with Food!” This message comes with a lot of different meanings, from stretching your family’s food budget, to eating and hydrating for a big race, to starting your day with a good healthy breakfast. Connecticut Children’s […]
Beth Chatfield, MS, RD of Connecticut Children’s Nutrition department shares some fun ways to make school lunches healthier! As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free kids Act championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, school meals over the next three years will be healthier. The new guidelines will double the amount of fruits and vegetables; boost offerings […]
Looking for some ideas to get and stay healthy as a family? Here are a few mobile apps that your family may want to try! 1. Fooducate Confused by all the bread or cracker options in the grocery store? Here’s a great app to take with you that can help you make good choices. Scan […]
By Donna Barnett, MA, RDN, CDN How can you get all of the food groups into one lunch box? Try a turkey sandwich with 2 slices of low sodium turkey, 1 slice of mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato and a medium apple. For extra fun use a large cookie cutter to cut your child’s sandwich into […]
Posted In: Back to School, Nutrition
By Pamela Rosow, MS, RD, CDN, sports nutritionist, Connecticut Children’s When it comes to sports, we all know practice makes perfect but in order for our bodies to work most efficiently, proper nutrition is vital, both before, during and after the big game. Of course, all adults and children have their own food preferences and […]
By Pamela Rosow, MS, RD, CDN, Connecticut Children’s Sports Nutritionist The importance of hydration cannot be stressed enough, not just during the warmer months but all year round. Younger athletes especially need to be careful when it comes to drinking enough fluids before, during and after playing the sports they love. In fact, children are […]
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