Are Food Additives Safe for Young Children?

Are Food Additives Safe for Young Children?

There are 10,000 food additives approved for use by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Are they all safe for children? The American Academy of Pediatrics says some may not be. Find out which ones they are and how to minimize your family’s exposure.

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Choosing the Right Non-Dairy Milk for Your Child with Allergies

Choosing the Right Non-Dairy Milk for Your Child with Allergies

For those with dairy allergies in the family, it’s wonderful that the market has so many nondairy milk options to choose from. But nutritionally speaking, these milks vary widely. It’s important to read the label and make sure your nondairy milk is providing you with enough vitamins, minerals, and protein. Read on to find out what to look for.

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Baby's First Foods

Baby's First Foods

Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting time. There is a whole world of food experiences that lay ahead – so many flavors and textures to try! So, where to start? For a long time, it was a forgone conclusion that babies would start with rice cereal. After all, a majority of pediatricians recommended it because the thinking was that rice cereal was an easy to digest food, unlikely to cause an allergic reaction, yet still provided a good source of iron. But is that still the right approach?

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