Archive for the ‘ Eating Habits ’ Category

Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

By Carly Dunn, KinderCare Registered Dietitian Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone. How and when infants start eating solid foods will be different for each child, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting at around six months. This depends on the baby’s readiness, and it is important to learn and

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Thanksgiving Nutrition Tips

Here are a few simple ways to make your favorite Thanksgiving dishes healthier! Green Bean Casserole Use fresh or frozen green beans, or rinse canned green beans to remove any excess salt from water. Use crushed whole wheat crackers as topping (the USDA recommends “making half your grains whole.”) Use lower sodium cream of mushroom

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Eat Your Veggies!

My almost-three-year-old currently will not eat one single vegetable. Not one! She has turned her nose up at carrots and peas since she outgrew baby food, and when I try to get her to try cucumber or salad greens or tomatoes she absolutely refuses. So we give her baby food pouches with mixed fruits and

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Apples: A Fun & Nutritious Snack for the Whole Family

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian Here are some fun apple facts… There are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States Apples are grown in all of the continental states. Apples are fat, sodium, & cholesterol free.(Preschoolers love them too!) One apple has 5 grams of fiber (Did you know that 2/3 of the

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Valentine’s Day Turkey Roll Up

From Carly,  KinderCare Registered Dietitian   Ingredients: -Tortilla -Strawberries, Diced -Strawberry Cream Cheese -Turkey, Sliced     Directions: -Lay tortilla flat on plate and spread with cream cheese. -Top with turkey and diced strawberries. -Roll up the tortilla. -Spread a little cream cheese on the end of the tortilla to make the roll stick/stay. -Cut

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