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Child Nutrition Archives - Better Kids Institute
14 July

Diabetes mellitus type 1, known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder that most often manifests in childhood. As the name suggests, those with type-1 diabetes must be on insulin therapy indefinitely, and the disease requires careful monitoring of both diet and insulin intake. Managing type-1 diabetes in kids is an ongoing […]

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08 May

Did you know that the amount of nutrients kids need to grow changes as they get older? Take a look at the childhood nutrition facts below to learn how much each food group your child needs.   Kids age 2-3 Calories  1,000-1,400 Protein  2-4 ounces Fruit  1-1.5 cups Vegetables  1-1.5 cups Grain  3-5 ounces Dairy  […]

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13 February

In the United States alone, there are over 200,000 kids with diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control. If not well managed, diabetes can cause a lot of health problems, but if you and your child are good about keeping their symptoms in check, your child can live a healthy and normal life. Diabetes […]

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06 June

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 says they are out of […]

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06 June

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 that will be needed. It’s […]

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10 May

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 how rushed you and your […]

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