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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 Jen Zarrilli, MS, RD If you’re looking for a fun activity with kids that doubles as a healthy habit, your kitchen is a great place to start. Making healthy recipes together is a way to get your child excited about nutrition, teach them important skills and share quality time – all while preparing a […]
By Haley Duscha, RDN, CD-N Cooking together is a great way to get your child interested in healthy eating, and teach them important skills. (Plus, some of the most cherished family traditions revolve around food – see #11 through 14 in this list of 40 Ideas for New Family Traditions!) Where to start? Haley Duscha, […]
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 […]
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: Nicole Roscoe As parents of three young children, my husband and I make it a priority to teach them the difference between healthy and not-so-healthy eating choices. We also take steps to ensure our children learn the importance of exercise. Exciting Wellness Opportunities We look out for new and different opportunities for them to […]
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 […]
Having a child with Autism can pose unique day to day challenges, one of them being feeding. Being able to feed your child is a top priority of all parents, and when feeding becomes difficult a seemingly simple activity can suddenly feel daunting. In an effort to help families feel more equipped to address feeding […]
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provides an opportunity for learning about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern. Pat Esposito, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Connecticut Children’s shares expert advice and answers your questions on sugar. Guidelines for healthy eating are always changing….so what is a parent to do? The latest update from […]
Inspiring your little one to eat vegetables can be a challenging task and at times, may even feel impossible. Don’t you just wish they’d jump for joy when you place a bowl of peas at the dinner table!? So how can you make veggies more appealing so your kiddos not only eat them but LIKE […]
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