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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…

National Nutrition Month Day 15: Best Lunch Box Ever

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
For day 15 of National Nutrition Month I have Katie Sullivan Morford’s cookbook Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love. The cookbook includes 75 recipes and creative ideas for simple, made-from-scratch lunches, snacks, and after-school pick-me-ups that are easy to toss together on busy mornings. Recipes include Pesto Pita Pizza, Curried Quinoa, and BBQ on a Bun.…

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