Author Archives: Jeff Roberts

Comfort Foods: What To Feed Your Sick Toddler

A few weeks ago, our little daughter seemed less than enthusiastic about her favorite mac and cheese meal at dinnertime. My wife and I exchanged worried glances. One of the first signs that our little one is not feeling well is the loss of her typically hardy appetite. After our pediatrician diagnosed her with a mild flu bug and we had her settled back home comfy and cozy on the couch, our concerns went full circle from illness . . … (read more)

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5 Unlikely Foods with Vitamin C

The ABCs Of Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is critical for health and growth in infancy. This essential vitamin promotes a strong immune system, the growth and maintenance of healthy skin and red blood cells, plus is necessary to build collagen, which helps to form connective tissue that binds muscles, bones, and tissue together. Vitamin C is also known to increase wound healing, while preventing infections and, as an antioxidant, helps protect against diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis … (read more)

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“Insider” Tips For Beating The Heat

Okay, let’s just state the uncomfortably obvious – it’s hot!  As the temperature rises to seemingly unbearable levels, so do the anxiety levels of anxious toddlers, and their desperate parents, who are often housebound by the heat and humidity. I think my wife summed it up best when she said you have to think of it as an extended series of snow days . . . in August. Our mission (and we have no choice but to accept it) is … (read more)

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Managing The Weighty Issues Of Childhood Obesity

It’s no secret that America is the most overweight country in the world. In fact, a recent study found that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese. Unfortunately. childhood obesity is beginning to reflect this unhealthy growth, with 17% of children two to 19 years of age (over 12 and a half million young people) substantially overweight. While almost every child goes through a “baby fat” phase, how much weight is too much and when … (read more)

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Veggies Or Fruits: Which Come First?

When your little one is finally ready to move beyond breastfeeding or the bottle to solid foods, the idea of introducing new sources of nutrition can be an exciting, but often confusing, proposition. What foods are best for baby’s first real eating experience and in what order should you include them? You’ll find many contrasting opinions regarding the veggies, fruits, grains and meats that are essential to your growing child’s diet. While each of these food groups is important for … (read more)

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