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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is also known as corn syrup, isoglucose and fructose on package labels and has been undergoing scrutiny for the last several years.
Back in the '80s when the low fat craze started, HFCS began to be added to everything as a relatively easy way to add flavor and moisture to lower-fat products. Seemed like a great idea at the time. Corn is in abundance in the United States and corn syrup is cheap and easy to add
As the holidays approach and we are spending lots of time in our kitchens, don't forget to bring your kids in to help.
Children as young as 2 can help out in the kitchen and by encouraging their involvement you will also encourage them to explore new foods and be more open to trying them. By encouraging a broad palate and cooking in your home, you will naturally teach your kids important lessons about healthy foods and "treats." Some data
When I was a kid there weren't a lot of beverage options at mealtime; milk was the only liquid offered. In doing this, my parents were unknowingly setting me up for a lifetime of strong and healthy bones. Today things are different.
When I ask school-aged patients what they drink at meals, few say they have a glass of milk with lunch and dinner. More often than not, they are drinking water, sometimes juice, and once they are teenagers, soda
For years researchers, doctors and parents have been searching for strategies to help autistic children improve their socialization and language skills.
Many things have been tried based a variety of theories. Some theories purport that children with autism are less able to digest certain foods properly, including dairy and wheat, and a buildup of the by-products of this imperfect digestive process results in worsening of some symptoms of autism.
Posted by: drmolly in nutrition, infant, feeding, diet on
Aug 28, 2009
A patient asks:
Q: How am I supposed to make baby formula from powder? I have seen people scoop the powder and put in a bottle and add water, spoon the powder into the scoop and then put it in the bottle and add water, and still others adding the water first and then the powdered formula. Which is right? Does it even matter?
A: All powdered infant formulas are made of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that have been dehydrated for easy
Posted by: drmolly in obesity, nutrition, diet, calories on
May 17, 2009
Running a marathon was the final challenge this week on "The Biggest Loser." Amazingly, all four of the final contestants finished it and what an accomplishment that was! What I love about "The Biggest Loser" is that in addition to showing the contestants exercising like crazy, they also emphasize the fact that diet is at least as important to achieve weight loss.
Most adults, when faced with the need to lose weight, start exercising.
Posted by: drmolly in website information, prevention, picky eater, nutrition, injury, illness, growth, food, feeding, exercise, development, calories, behavior, autism, attention on
Mar 15, 2009
As the techno-geek doctor I am, I love to offer families good Web-based resources for information. I have chosen the following sites because they are reliable, readable and useful. Enjoy surfing!
Nutrition and healthy eating information can be found on the FDA's new and improved nutrition site. You can learn about portion sizes, amounts of different foods your child needs, as well as strategies to help your underweight or overweight child.
Once your child has moved beyond the earliest time of food introduction, the next hurdle in the world of poop is potty training. Potty training is a time when children learn to hold in their poop at times and release it at others, so it's no small wonder that sometimes this process goes awry.
A variety of things can go wrong when a child is learning to poop on the potty. Some children may like the power of withholding stool because it so
Long before it made the news due to the recent salmonella outbreak linked to some peanut butter, peanuts and related products, peanut butter has been the target of varying opinions from the world of nutrition.
It seems that every few years we get new and conflicting information about what to feed our kids and all of this advice is backed by data available at the time.
In the area of food allergies, there has been a whirlwind of information and
Posted by: drmolly in short, picky eater, nutrition, kidney, hormone, height, growth, glomerulonephritis, genetic testing, feeding, development, calories on
Mar 10, 2009
Lots of kids are short. Let's face it, lots of adults are short and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Short parents are going to have short kids and tall parents will have tall kids, by and large. There are times, though, when tall parents or even average parents have shorter than expected children and these kids garner a lot of attention, especially if they are boys.
Short stature can present in a variety of ways. Some children are
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