The 2010 Dietary Guidelines, a little late in coming out, were released this morning hoping to turn the tide of common nutrition programs in the United States. So getting "real" with the guidelines means focusing in on eating real versus processed foods.
We are used to the idea that doctors and scientists will look at an issue, conduct studies and then guide us on what to do. Sometimes there are outlying opinions that need to be dealt with, but mostly a consensus occurs for ideas directly related to public action. So, when opinions collide, problems arise.
For example, there is the age-old question of when breastfed babies should begin solid foods.
What better way to promote a healthy lifestyle in the new year than by eating healthy, fresh, and in season! As a good facet of a nutritionally sound diet, eating seasonally can promote well being for the entire family by increasing nutrient intake and variety, saving costs, and much more!
Eating seasonally with fruits and vegetables...
Your child may not yet be surrounded by coughs, sneezes and sniffles of other children, but rest assured that flu season is here. Even in the hospital we're happy to report that we're not seeing a large amount of flu cases yet, but I want to remind parents that flu season peaks in February here, so if you haven't already done so, now is the best time to get yourself and your child vaccinated.
I've been on a personal crusade to educate moms of multiples for a long time now, and to my true delight, Texas Children's Hospital has come up with a resource that is like none other for this for this special group of moms-to-be.