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

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