Archives for March 2011

Helping Your Child

Now let's say you have identified your child as being overweight or at risk for being overweight. Maybe your child's doctor has started to notice a recent trend of increasing BMI. First, check with … [Read more...]

Understanding the Gycemic Index

High glycemic index (GI) foods release sugar into the bloodstream quickly, causing a rapid rise in blood sugar. Low GI foods release sugar into the bloodstream slowly and do not cause a rapid rise in … [Read more...]

When is a Child Overweight?

Let's define what it means to be overweight in children. Growth charts need to be used; you can't always tell by looking. Sometimes an overly concerned parent may assess their truly normal-weighted … [Read more...]

Obesity Trends

The public health alarm has sounded and most people are well aware of the increase in overweight children in the U.S. The questions we are grappling with - why is this trend occurring and what does it … [Read more...]

Handling the Picky Eater

Here are a few ideas... Picky eaters are one of the most common feeding problems I am asked about in my pediatric practice.  How many times have you faced these scenarios in your home? the … [Read more...]

Picky Eating Adults

Sometimes, in seeing children in my office who are picky eaters, I discover that one or both parents are actually picky eaters, too.  Studies show that food preferences for young children are … [Read more...]

Why Picky Eaters?

Picky eaters in young children is a very common complaint from parents.  These are children who only want to eat the same foods over and over, refuse to try any new foods and have a very limited … [Read more...]

Teenagers

Here are some great eating tips for feeding teenagers excerpted from Dr. Wood's book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It! Use meals as a time to be social Teens start to have other … [Read more...]

Elementary School Children

Here are some great eating tips for feeding elementary school children excerpted from Dr. Wood's book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It! School lunch Many schools have choices offered … [Read more...]

Preschoolers: 3 to 5 Years

Here are some great eating tips for feeding preschoolers 3 to 5 years old excerpted from Dr. Wood's book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It! The one-bite rule Although preschoolers may … [Read more...]