Expert Advice: Preparing Your Back-to-School Nutrition Supplies

It's important to focus on your child's overall nutrition for both physical and academic growth. Noelle Martin, Registered Dietitian, discusses the impact of nutrition on academic performance and how parents can prepare back-to-school nutrition supplies. Learn how to start the day off right with a quality breakfast, and ensure proper nourishment through lunch and after school.... Read more

Expert Video: How to Encourage Kids to Eat a Healthy School Lunch

It can be frustrating if your child doesn't eat his or her lunch at school, but it turns out the school cafeteria experience doesn't always encourage kids to sit down, focus and eat. We can't change the cafeteria, but we can change how we pack lunch food! We partnered with Melanie Potock, feeding specialist and author, to help you and your kids discover how fun and easy it can be to pack a lunch they'll eat.... Read more

A Nutrition Guide: Celiac Disease in Children

Feeding children with celiac disease can be challenging and stressful—but it doesn’t have to be. Registered Dietitians from Feed to Succeed discuss foods to avoid, how to stock your home and guidelines for eating out with kids who have celiac disease. Use this guide to ensure your child gets the nutrition needed to grow.... Read more

Why Protein Shakes Are Perfect for Autistic Children

Children on the autism spectrum tend to exhibit challenges with behavior, social interaction, sensory awareness and communication. They often experience some physical symptoms too - the most prevalent being gastrointestinal challenges.  In this article, we discuss the impact of Autism on nutrition and how protein shakes can boost metabolism, detoxify a child's body, and ease anxiety levels.... 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

What Helps Kids Grow: Expert Interview and Resources

Your child’s growth may feel like a mystery to you—A healthy diet? Genetics? Exercise? We spoke with Dr. Mitchell Geffner, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), to find out what helps kids grow and then gathered some helpful resources so you can continue learning and tracking your child’s growth.... 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

10 Healthy Family Activities for the Holiday Season

The winter may be cold and snowy for most of the country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy healthy family activities, both inside and out. However, as the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital points out, winter poses a few hindrances to exercise: “it’s cold, it’s dark earlier, and the couch is so inviting.”... Read more

How To Make Your Child Grow Taller

If your child isn’t growing in height, you may be wondering how you can help him or her grow taller. Uncover the factors that affect growth, including genes, nutrition, health conditions and environmental factors, to find ways to help your child thrive.... Read more