Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition Overview

Nutrition is defined as the process of providing your body with the food necessary for life and growth. In order to understand nutrition, you must realize that all food put into your mouth is either expelled as waste or converted into just four substances: glucose, amino acids, fatty acids and…Read More

Eating Disorders Overview

Eating disorders are growing in incidence throughout the world. Here are the three primary types: Anorexia nervosa (severely restricted eating) Bulimia nervosa (binging with purging) Binge eating disorder (compulsive overeating) Eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating disorder are characterized by extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight…Read More

Wellness vs. Weight

The terms wellness and health and fitness are often used interchangeably to define the condition of good overall physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits. However, many people define health and fitness by the number they see on their bathroom scale. When a person…Read More

Big Game Tomorrow? Eat Right Tonight

What are you doing the night before a big sporting event? If you want to perform at your best level tomorrow, the food you eat tonight can have a positive impact tomorrow. It’s called carb-loading, and it’s the best way to make sure your body has the reserve of energy…Read More

A Healthy Breakfast to Start the Day

As concerned parents it’s important that we look for breakfast cereals that are low in sugar but still contain at least 5 grams of fiber in one serving. Eating a healthy breakfast is particularly important if your child is overweight or has trouble keeping their weight under control. No matter…Read More