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The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

What a child drinks can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of nutrients needed to build strong bodies.

July 2011
'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

June 2011
New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

Here's what the latest federal advice on what to eat says — and really means.

March 2011
MILK STRIKE!

MILK STRIKE!

Taken off breastfeeding or formula, some toddlers refuse cow's milk. The problem is the potential for a vitamin D or calcium deficiency.

February 2011
Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Here's how to support teens when they choose a vegetarian diet, including ways to make sure they get adequate nutrition.

October 2010
Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

There are now at least 200 energy drinks on the market. But is it a good idea for kids or parents to get an energy-drink buzz?

September 2010
America's Salt Shake-up

America's Salt Shake-up

Sodium is under fire as a nutrition no-no. These tips can help you reduce your family's salt intake.

July 2010
5 Healthy Kids' Snack Tricks

5 Healthy Kids' Snack Tricks

Many snacks are prime sources of extra sugar and fats. Providing appealing, nutritious treats can reduce the risk of childhood obesity.

April 2010
Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

Americans love cheese, but most cheeses are high in calories and fat. Here are tips to fit cheese into a healthy diet.

March 2010
The #1 Kids' Disease: Tooth Decay

The #1 Kids' Disease: Tooth Decay

Tooth decay affects four times more children than obesity. It can start with baby's bottle.

February 2010
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