Toddler Articles

Bringing Your Toddler to the Family Dinner Table

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Get to Know Non-GMO

Look for this label in a baby food aisle near you. Here's what it means.

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What’s In That Sippy Cup?

3 Essential Steps to Be Sure Your Child Is Drinking the Right Stuff

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Let's Get Growing!

Let your toddler cultivate a fresh, lasting connection with food by growing something to eat.

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Pesticides and ADHD

We all know that pesticides protect our crops from harmful insects, but how harmful are those pesticides to your children? Read more about this discovery and ways to protect your children in our latest article here.

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Eating For A Healthy Brain

Food nourishes both your child’s body and your child’s mind. In the early years, the brain has some unique nutritional needs.

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Bring On Breakfast

Breakfast benefits a busy day for lots of reasons. But the biggest benefit comes from a nutrient rich breakfast.

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Feeding Your Toddler: A Creative Challenge

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, but children learn to accept foods in a social and cultural context.

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Getting Your Child To Pick Fruits & Vegetables

As pesky as picky eating may seem, there are three simple things you can do to help.

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Have A Happy Healthy Birthday

Whether that party is just for the kids, or it's a family celebration, it's easy to make it fun, festive AND nutritious.

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Healthy Favorite Foods

Healthy hints to help make your kids favorite foods to be healthy foods and healthy foods to be favorite foods.

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Healthy Snacking Throughout The Day

Snacks are as important as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Making Kid Friendly Meals

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Food nourishes both your child’s body and your child’s mind. In the early years, the brain has some unique nutritional needs.

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Non-Negotiable Nutrition

Some nutrimental practices are so important, you can't bargain them away in your child's diet.

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Plant The Seed For Vegetable Loving

The time to cultivate a habit of regular vegetable eating is in childhood. You’d be surprised at how many ways you can get your child to meet his recommended intake.

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Problem: Picky Eaters

By Shara Aaron, RD

Registered Dietitian Shara Aaron shares tips on how to sneak nutrition into your kids diets and broaden the horizons of even the most finicky eaters.

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Realistic Toddler Serving Sizes

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Parents of one to three year olds often think their kids just don’t eat enough food. However, kids often do receive enough nutrition.

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Reduce Illnesses With Antioxidants

Children are especially susceptible to colds, flu and other viruses as their immune systems are still developing. While the goal is to avoid these nasty bugs as much as possible, it makes sense to also boost our natural barriers to avoid getting sick once you are exposed.

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Smart Snacking

By Ellie Krieger, RD, MS

Dietician Ellie Krieger shares tips to make snack time more enjoyable and nutritious. She discusses some of the more common problems involving snack time and finds some real-life solutions.

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Teaching Kids In The Kitchen

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Getting kids involved with food, making it connect to everyday experiences, helping them to see food as a part of culture and history, or art and science will make nutrition and healthy eating fun and interesting.

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The Healthiest Foods

The food pyramid divides foods into five distinct categories, but which of those foods are the healthiest?

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The Importance Of Family Meals

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Family meals help you and your children develop nutritional, social and cognitive benefits and should be considered part of your daily requirements.

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The Importance Of Healthy Fats

By Sue Gilbert, MS, Nutritionist

Limiting fat in your baby's diet is like trying to fool Mother Nature, and it doesn't work. Read more about how a child who gains too little weight in childhood is at greater risk of becoming an overweight adult.

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The Importance Of Protein

Proteins are the building blocks of our cells. Because babies are growing, they require plenty of high quality protein foods.

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The Importance Of Water

Critical to good health, pure water isn’t the only way to get water since it is the main component of most fluids and many foods. Here are some tips to make fluids a little more enticing for your little ones.

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The Whole Story On Whole Grains

For kids, especially babies, whole grains provide immediate health benefits and help to instill healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

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Turn Baby Food To Toddler Friendly Recipes

By adding baby food to familiar recipes you can keep healthy baby foods contributing to your child’s diet for many years.

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Where To Get Your Vitamins

The word ‘vitamin’ comes from the word ‘vital’ meaning necessary for life. The best way to get your vitamins is from food.

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