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Nutrition Articles

The latest nutrition tips from Connecticut Children’s expert dietitians.

How to Choose Healthy, Nutrient-Rich Snacks

Get tips on how to fuel the body with appropriately portioned, nutrient dense (lots of vitamins and minerals without a ton of calories) snacks.

Healthy & Delicious Lunch Ideas

Beth Chatfield, MS, RD of Connecticut Children’s Nutrition department shares some fun ways to make school lunches healthier!

Quick, Easy & Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Child Will Love

Donna Gitt, registered dietitian for Connecticut Children’s Center for Digestive Diseases, shares some quick, easy and healthy back to school lunch ideas that your student is sure to love.

Nutrition Matters: The Importance of Eating Right Before the Big Game

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 before, during and after the big game. Of course, all adults and children have their own food preferences and aversions, but luckily there are so many food options that can support top performance and body function.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

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.

Sugar! Tasty Trouble?

Guidelines for healthy eating are always changing….so what is a parent to do? The latest update from the American Heart Association suggests that sugar be limited to 6 teaspoons per day for both children and teens. But just how much is a teaspoon and how can you keep track of it?

Beat the Heat: Blueberry Coconut Pops

We all know kids and sugar can be one troublesome combination. Aside from the rush of energy that inevitably results in tears or a nap, refined sugar is just altogether no good for both adults and children. Now everyone deserves a sweet treat once in a while, and if that treat happens to be super healthy, well that’s all the better!

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