Expert Blog Posts

  1. October 16, 2014

    Like adults, children are eating too much salt

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    A taste for salt develops early. Offering children foods with less salt is a good way to help them eat healthy now and in the future.

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  2. August 2, 2014

    Want your kids to eat right? Then walk the talk

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Kids learn from their parents' example. So don't just talk about healthy eating. Show them by making nutritious and delicious meals at home.

    1 comment
  3. July 15, 2014

    Most women and young children should eat more fish

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    FDA offer new advice on fish for women and children in recognition of its nutritional value during growth and development before birth and into childhood.

    2 comments
  4. April 11, 2014

    A bright light in the obesity statistics

    What factors contributed to the decline in obesity among low-income preschoolers from 2008 through 2011? And what can we learn from this trend?

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  5. October 30, 2013

    Kitchen fires

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do you know the leading cause of home fires? Cooking. See how to keep your home and family safe. 9 comments
  6. October 9, 2013

    Food insecurity still a problem for many

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Many in the U.S. are unable to acquire or are uncertain of having enough food to meet their needs. See what you can do to help. 1 comment
  7. September 4, 2013

    Diabetes in school: Tips for teachers

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. How teachers of students with diabetes can help. 2 comments
  8. August 28, 2013

    Lessons learned from packing school lunches

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. You pack healthy lunches for your children, but how do you ensure that they eat the good stuff instead of dumping it in the trash? 3 comments
  9. June 4, 2013

    New sibling: Who is this and why is she in my house?

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Preparing a child for a new sibling takes thought. Here's help getting started. 0 comments
  10. January 30, 2013

    Restless legs and iron deficiency in children

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Restless leg syndrome in children is often underdiagnosed, written off as growing pains. Iron deficiency appears to play a role. 7 comments
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