High Protein Lunch Box Ideas for Vegetarian Kids

Your vegetarian eater doesn’t need to come up short in the protein department—quite the contrary, there are many high-protein lunch box ideas for vegetarian kids who need more nutrition every day. If you’re struggling to come up with fresh ideas that aren’t peanut butter and jelly, consider how you can make better use of high-protein grains, seeds, beans and Healthy Height Shake Mix.... Read more

How to Make a Healthy Breakfast for Picky Eaters

How to Make a Healthy Breakfast for Picky Eaters It can be challenging to come up with a healthy breakfast for picky eaters. With so little to choose from, you may feel frustrated trying to throw something together as you attempt to get out of the house in a timely manner. Before you have another breakfast battle, the first thing you need to remember is the importance of sticking to a schedule, says Rachel Rothman,...... Read more

Healthy School Lunch Ideas for Kindergarten

Coming up with healthy school lunch ideas for kindergarten is just one of the many worries you may have as you send your little one to school for the first time. Not only do you want to make it healthy and sustaining, but for parents of picky eaters, packing lunch may be especially challenging. You can barely be sure that they’ll eat a meal at home, much less at school, distracted by friends and the...... Read more

ADHD and Growth: How It Affects Your Child

An estimated 129 million children under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), suggests CHAAD, a non-profit organization that educates and advocates on behalf of people affected by the condition. For children with ADHD, getting the right nutrients can help ease symptoms according to Sandy Newmark, MD:... Read more

How to Feed a Picky Eater with Food Chaining

Does your little one regularly drink a sugary nutrition supplement? Maybe you don’t realize, but take a peek at the ingredients. You’ll likely be surprised at what you find. While nutrition supplements are necessary for many kids, several brands include a lot of sugar that little bodies don’t need. If you’re seeing too much sugar on your supplement’s label, consider transitioning to Healthy Height. With only 3g sugar per serving, Healthy Height is a nutrition...... Read more

Role of Nutrition in Child Development

If you are concerned about your child’s growth and unsure if and how to intervene on the modifiable aspects of their growth potential, like nutrition, this article should give you a clearer sense for how to get started. By identifying some of the most common problems in families who need to nourish the growing child, sharing some of the science behind their nutritional needs and behavioral tendencies towards poor intake, we can begin to see...... Read more

Children's Nutrition Goals to Empower Healthy Eating

Children’s nutrition often feels like a job that falls square on your shoulders, as the parent—making sure your child gets all the right foods and drinks enough water, among dozens of other daily concerns. This year, empower your kiddo to focus on nutrition and make better food choices for themselves by setting nutrition resolutions.... Read more

The Undeniable Reasons to Instill Healthy Eating Habits in Your Child Now

The healthy eating habits you teach your child now may have a significant impact on the rest of their life, according to 2017 research, even if they resist vegetables and other healthy options. Research authors explain, “Children are predisposed to prefer high-energy, -sugar, and -salt foods, and in preschool age to reject new foods (food neophobia). While genetically determined individual differences exist, repeated offering of foods can modify innate preferences.”... Read more

The Nutrition Myths Every Parent Must Stop Believing

Many nutrition myths are easy to believe because they’ve been around for decades. The idea of avoiding fat, for example, began in 1977 during the Fat-Free Food Boom. Not to mention, we live in an information-overloaded world, making it hard to know who’s right, who’s wrong and what the healthiest choices are for you and your family.... Read more

5 Lunch Packing Tips to Support Bone Growth for Children

It is well known that we all have a genetic potential to reach a certain height. In fact, 60 to 80 percent of height is determined by genetics. Did you know that nutrition can also largely impact if that potential is reached? Bone growth occurs in both length and density for the first three decades of life and the majority—if not all—of the increase in length occurs in the first two thirds of that time.... Read more

Healthy Swaps for Back to School

Children's Nutrition Healthy Swaps for Back to School By Ashley @veggiesandvirtue, a Pediatric Registered Dietitian Back to school is around the corner and somehow amidst the hustle of having backpacks purchased, pencil pouches filled, and lunch-packing supplies ready to load, we often miss another important element of preparing ourselves and our children for a successful school year: The food, or rather fuel, itself! Anyone sending kids out the door in the morning knows what a...... Read more

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Daily Sugar Intake

Children's Nutrition Simple Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Daily Sugar Intake Did you know children get 16 percent of their daily caloric intake from sugars? This high-sugar diet can quickly lead to childhood obesity, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol—all of which increases your child’s cardiovascular risk profile. The good news is, you don’t have to eliminate sugar altogether. Here are a few simple ways to mitigate sugar intake and stay within their recommended daily allowance...... Read more