Nutrition

Toddlers consuming nearly as much sugar as older kids

September 25, 2020

A recent report reveals just how much sugar infants and toddlers are eating—and it’s not pretty.

Stories and play could help increase vegetable intake

September 25, 2020

A recent study investigates how fun stories and engaging playtime can help increase vegetable intake among preschoolers.

WIC can benefit older siblings too

September 22, 2020

Even though they may be too old to participate in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a new study shows that the program can help older kids eat better, too.

Impact of SNAP on food spending

September 22, 2020

For low-income families, securing an adequate supply of nutritious foods can be a challenge. There are public programs to help supplement grocery budgets, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but do these help needy families improve their overall nutrition?

Feeding issues need a family approach

September 14, 2020

Parents and caregivers of children with feeding disorders face lot of hurdles. Pediatricians can help by providing family-centered holistic, well-rounded care that takes both medical and social issues into consideration.

Children who use WIC longer eat better

September 14, 2020

Children who are eligible in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and stay enrolled at least until age 2 years fare better than children who leave the program early, despite still being eligible.