Tag Archive for nutrition

Childhood Nutrition

Hey, What’s to Eat? Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are… Read more →

Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Healthy Food Choices

When I grab my stethoscope in the morning for a day of seeing typical kids, I know without looking at the appointment list that I’ll be viewing the consequences of big portion sizes, over-processed snacks and sweets and a lack of veggies. It’s not one meal or snack that’s the problem. It’s the pattern. Slowly, the BMI creep up. Blood sugar… Read more →

Iron deficiency in children: Prevention tips for parents

Iron deficiency in children can affect development and lead to anemia. Find out how much iron your child needs, the best sources of iron and more. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is your child getting enough iron in his or her diet? Find out what causes iron deficiency in children, how to recognize it and how to prevent it. Why is… Read more →

The advantages of electronic health records

By American Psychological Association For Aaron Harris, PhD, a clinical health psychologist at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., electronic health records are just one sign of how integrated psychological services are in veterans’ overall health care. “Mental health is part of the team,” Harris told participants at APA’s 2012 State Leadership Conference. And having… Read more →