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Learn the science behind healthy eating and how to make the right food choices for baby’s growth and development.

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Early Signs That Baby Is Picky — and What to Do About It
Nutrition

Early Signs That Baby Is Picky — and What to Do About It

The term “picky” is thrown around all the time in parenting articles, but what does it really mean, especially when it comes to the first year of life? Picky or fussy eaters have strong likes and dislikes around what, when…

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12 Surprising Tips to Help Baby Transition to Finger Foods
Nutrition

12 Surprising Tips to Help Baby Transition to Finger Foods

The big day has arrived! It’s time to introduce your baby to finger foods! Actually, “fist foods” is the more appropriate term — babies first learn to grasp soft, squishable foods in their little fists before holding them between the…

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How Family Mealtime Can Transform Your Kid for Life
Nutrition

How Family Mealtime Can Transform Your Kid for Life

You’ve got a great kid! If you’re interested in even more ways to help your child excel in school, thrive in peer relationships and continue to bond with you, research shows regular family mealtimes will benefit your child for life.…

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5 Surprising Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Vegetables!
Nutrition

5 Surprising Tips to Get Your Kids to Love Vegetables!

#5: Stop focusing on the bite. Too much emphasis on “Try it, you’ll like it!” makes that first taste seem like a really big deal to kids. Try not to emphasize eating vegetables, but instead focus on the Three E’s:…

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4 Tips to Help Baby Learn to Chew
Nutrition

4 Tips to Help Baby Learn to Chew

Chewing seems like something that just comes naturally, and in a way, it does. Babies learn to chew thanks to reflexive movements in their mouth that teach them to move their tongue and jaw in a manner known as munching.…

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The Feeding Schedule for Toddlers That Leads to Healthier Eating
Nutrition

The Feeding Schedule for Toddlers That Leads to Healthier Eating

Other than “Dada” and “Mama,” one of baby’s first words is often related to eating and wanting to fill that little belly! In fact, even before babies learn to say “baba” for breast or bottle, they may pump tiny fingers…

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7 Tips If You’re Struggling With a Picky Eater
Nutrition

7 Tips If You’re Struggling With a Picky Eater

You are not alone. Parenting the picky eater can be incredibly frustrating. Embracing the following parenting principles can ease the stress and make mealtimes happier for everyone! 1. Parent joyfully. Research shows that when adults present a new food with…

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From Prebiotics to Probiotics — Demystifying Baby’s Microbiome
Nutrition

From Prebiotics to Probiotics — Demystifying Baby’s Microbiome

The human body is host to trillions of bacteria (“microbes”) that live on our skin and in the gastrointestinal tract, mouth and eyes. They play an important role in our overall health. These bacteria are one part of a range…

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