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Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Are steamed baby carrots healthy to eat for young children?

Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more

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How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

Take it easy: Children's palettes take a while to develop. Putting too much pressure on them to eat a variety of foods when they don't want to could wind up having the opposite of your intended effect. That said, set a great example. Offer lots of choices. And make it fun. Because if it's fun you're likely to enroll them. If it's a burden, you're likely to push them in the wrong direction. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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Are pork kidneys healthy to eat?

Are pork kidneys healthy to eat?

Pork kidneys: Are pork kidneys healthy to eat? ANS: Yes once in a while but wash them well first or they will smell and taste like pee. Which I do not like. ...Read more

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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

See below: Try to avoid fried foods, or eat them in extreme moderation and balance them with non fried food such as salads and or vegetables. Try to eat in portion control servings- take home the rest Try not to add butter or fat to your foods, if adding dressings, use low calorie alternatives and use sparingly. Chose fish baked instead of fried, healthier than red meat or a vegetarian meal. ...Read more

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What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

Not enough room here: This is something kids & families dealing with diabetes will learn over time under the direct supervision of diabetes educators.This would include registered dietitians that are part of a team & remain available to the family to consult by phone when questions arise. This is not something you generalize & cover in the 400 characters available on this site. ...Read more

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Why teen girls have unhealthy eating habits?

Why teen  girls  have unhealthy eating habits?

Role models: The most common reason is that public models and figures in the entertainment and fashion industry have an obsession with thin-ness. This model for young girls is a powerful attraction and may contribute by imitation to unhealthy eating habits. A few of course do the opposite, eating badly and thoroughly and gain too much weight. ...Read more

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Is milk healthy for adults?

Is milk healthy for adults?

Yes: Milk is healthy for children, as well as adults, as it is rich in calcium and vitamin d. There are different options from a fat content standpoint so adults have a choice between non-fat, 1%, 2% or full fat. Young children should only be given full fat milk as their developing brain needs the fat. Consult with your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

What are some healthy foods or healthy food programs?

Start with local: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more

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What are some healthy lunch choices for adults?

What are some healthy lunch choices for adults?

Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food,nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. www.eatright.org. ...Read more

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