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HEALTHY SNACKS

HEALTHY SNACKS

Your family can nibble on healthy foods and fight tooth decay at the same time.

February 2012
Gobble Guilt-Free

Gobble Guilt-Free

Reduce calories and pump up nutrition with these holiday food tips.

November 2011
Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

A recent study found that more than 90 percent with perishable items (even with multiple ice packs) were kept at unsafe temperatures.

August 2011
New Kids' Menus at Restaurants

New Kids' Menus at Restaurants

Nineteen restaurant chains now offer meals that seek to provide nutritional balance. Here's a closer look.

August 2011
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
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