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Food Safety Strategies At The Ballpark

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety, Kids  /  Comments: 0
By Anthony Wind, MS, Contributing Blogger Field sports provide lasting excitement and sentimental memories for young athletes and their proud families. But there is a lurking food safety problem associated with ball games—how can food stay safe in the sweltering heat? Each year, roughly one in six Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. And in the unwavering heat…

Choline and Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

Thursday, July 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by Balchem, a nutritional ingredient supplier. All thoughts are my own. I’m a mom of three beautiful children and know firsthand what a mom-to-be goes through worrying about the health and well-being of their unborn child. As research evolves, more information becomes available as to which nutrients are important during pregnancy. One of the nutrients is choline,…

Introducing Peanuts in Infancy

Thursday, June 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Kids  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The threat of food allergies plagues anyone who spends time around children. Peanut allergies, specifically, have recently received much attention in the news. While only 1-2% of children have a peanut allergy, it’s usually severe and lifelong, making it a fear for most new parents. Previous guidelines warned against introducing peanuts too early in a child’s diet, but new guidelines…

6 Healthy Packable Lunch Foods for Kids

Monday, August 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: more
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Although the weather still screams summer, many families are in the midst of back-to-school planning. With the craziness of buying new wardrobes and school supplies, the last thing any parent wants to think about is what to pack in their kid’s lunchbox. Ditch the boring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and try any of these 6 dietitian (and kid) approved lunches instead.…

Kids App Review: Food Leap

Monday, May 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Since today’s media often influences kids with advertisements for sugar-sweetened and high calorie foods, kids sometimes forget about the healthy foods available. Creator of the website Super Kids Nutrition, Melissa Halas-Liang recently released a fun and educational new app, Food Leap, to help introduce healthy foods to kids. Check out how your little one can enjoy this…