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Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Sure: Sounds pretty good. Remember however that everything in moderation because everything has calories. But fruits and vegetables are great healthy snacks..Good job. ...Read more

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What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

Make it balanced: You want to include a variety of foods so as to give your child a well balanced meal but also because will likely make them more interested/eat more. Good choices are cut up fruit, veggies with dip (ex: hummus or ranch), cheese sticks, yogurt, sandwiches or crackers with protein-ex: meat or cheese or peanut butter. ...Read more

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What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

Fruits, granola: You can make a variety of fruit snacks, or veggie snacks with a bit of dressing, or have your kids pick out items to make their own granola mixes. Plain air popped pop corn is always fun as you can add different accent spices on them to keep it healthy. ...Read more

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18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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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

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Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

No: Eating raw eggs is never a healthy choice. Doing so can cause a significant GI infection with major diarrhea. ...Read more

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At what age should a child stop playing pretend? My child is 8 and wants pretend food and a cash register for christmas?

At what age should a child stop playing pretend? My child is 8 and wants pretend food and a cash register for christmas?

Never stop: As long as the child (/teen/adult) knows what reality is and can function in it, there is no point to stifle the creativity and stress relief that imagination provides. There is nothing wrong with play. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?

Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant.  Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins.  Concern for baby?

Ok: If you have been a picky eater all your life there is not much you can do now. Ideally, a balanced, varied diet during pregnancy is recommended, but in your case it seems like you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Probably not: 1.3k calories is a tiny amount. For a small woman in the low 100's, who is not lactating, 1.3k calories is probably ok, if not a little low, but certainly not for your weight/ height and situation. You'd be best to consult with a nutritionist, and get a good target daily calorie count, and a diet that you like and can adhere to. Something interesting. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6". Is he ok?

3.5yr old boy @ 27lbs and a 5% for height. 3pediasures/day, struggles but eats & sleeps fairly well . Small parents: mom5'1" & dad 5'6".  Is he ok?

Need more info: We would need much more information. What does he eat, when. How is he functioning, is his behavior normal? Were there any problems at birth? Is there stress at home? ...Read more

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Is it ok for grandparents to spoil kids with lots of candy at the holidays?

Is it ok for grandparents to spoil kids with lots of candy at the holidays?

Multiple layers: This is a more complex question than it might seem on the surface. As dr. Bergman indicated, grandparents often are exempted from some rules that parents impose, but it is also important that they not undermine parental authority. Loading kids down with candy has problems ranging from weight to tooth decay. The broader question is how can grandparents be a positive force in the child's life. ...Read more

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How can I choose healthy after-school snacks?

How can I choose healthy after-school snacks?

Some ideas:: Try to only only have healthy snacks available (only stock the pantry/fridge with healthy choices, or only bring healthy snacks as a part of your bag lunch). If you're tempted to make unhealthy choices b/c of what you're doing (ie "let's all meet at the fast food place on the corner"), then suggest a different meeting place. Put a reminder in your phone that rings after school to "choose healthy". ...Read more

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What's a healthy lunch for a highschool student to make quickly before school?

What's a healthy lunch for a highschool student to make quickly before school?

Healthy options: There are lots of various ideas for healthy school lunches. Here are some web links with tips: - http://goo.Gl/zr0rd - http://www.Healthyschoollunches.Org - http://www.Healthyschoolfood.Org - http://www.Letsmove.Gov/healthy-schools unfortunately, it can be difficult to motivate students to eat healthier. - http://goo.Gl/3e4n2. ...Read more

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What are good breakfast foods that provide plenty of energy until a late lunch?

What are good breakfast foods that provide plenty of energy until a late lunch?

Complex carbs.: For sustained energy through the morning, focus on complex carbohydrates and fiber. Foods like high fiber breakfast cereals, multi grain bread for toast and berries,will keep you going. A B complex vitamin will help your body use the carbohydrates efficiently. ...Read more

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I love baked goods. Any tips for healthy baking?

Whole wheat flour: whole wheat flour compared to white flour will make a big difference health wise ...Read more

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I want to substitude sugary drinks for a glass of skim milk. Is two glasses of skim milk a day a good option? And is orange juice 50 cal. Healthy?

I want to substitude sugary drinks for a glass of skim milk. Is two glasses of skim milk a day a good option? And is orange juice 50 cal. Healthy?

Good choices: Yes, unnecessary sugary drinks in your diet are not good choices and lead to excess calorie consumption and subsequent weight gain. Also these sugary drinks increase your risk for diabetes. Skim milk is a good choice with no fat and beneficial protein and vitamins a ; d, calcium. Be careful with too much fruit juice too. A glass a day is fine. ...Read more

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What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

Fruits, granola: You can make a variety of fruit snacks, or veggie snacks with a bit of dressing, or have your kids pick out items to make their own granola mixes. Plain air popped pop corn is always fun as you can add different accent spices on them to keep it healthy. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy snacks to give my child for when they are in school?

What are some good healthy snacks to give my child for when they are in school?

Fruits, veggies: Agree with dr. S. Kids like to dip sliced fruit or veggies in yogurt or nut butters. Pretzels instead of chips. Take your kid shopping and let her pick. Make it fun. ...Read more

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Mother and father are healthy but have four children ,with inner ear neural severe hearing loss since their birthday, what is the cause ?

Mother and father are healthy but have four children ,with inner ear neural severe hearing loss since their birthday, what is the cause ?

Familial: Genetic, both parents may be carriers of the gene, but perfectly healthy. Children getting the same gene from both parents may be affected. Please consult with a genetic specialist ...Read more

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Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Sure: Sounds pretty good. Remember however that everything in moderation because everything has calories. But fruits and vegetables are great healthy snacks..Good job. ...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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What can I pack my child for a healthy morning snack?

What can I pack my child for a healthy morning snack?

Healthy foods: Healthy snacks can be fruits and vegetables. Cheese and yogurt are also good alternatives. You can also give protein such as the meats we normally eat such as chicken or turkey. Stay away from sugary teats. ...Read more

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Are there any good snacks that are healthy that I can give to my 5yo?

Are there any good snacks that are healthy that I can give to my 5yo?

Yes: Fruits and veggies. Apples, bananas, grapes, carrot sticks, celery, etc, etc, etc... ...Read more

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What is some good exercises and meal plans/ snacks to eat to get healthier?

What is some good exercises and meal plans/ snacks to eat to get healthier?

Walking is best exer: Walk 8, 000 to 10, 000 steps a day(use a pedometer). Avoid animal based foods as anything with saturated foods(fried foods) and sugars in not healthy. Fruits, veggies and plant based proteins(soy/tofu), nuts, low fat dairy products and fish are healthy foods to consume. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy weight gainer snacks?

What are some good healthy weight gainer snacks?

Snacks to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes, protein bars, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good healthy weight gainer snack?

Can you suggest some good healthy weight gainer snack?

Weight gain: Protein shakes, healthy days like nuts, seeds, avocado. Increase your protein and healthy carb intake such as yams, rye or pumpernickel bread. For breakfast consider steel cut oat. In like to put cocunut oil in my morning protein shake ...Read more

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What should you give your children for a healthy snack?

What should you give your children for a healthy snack?

Snacks: Snack ideas: small sized greek yogurt, trail mix (you can make your own), air popped popcorn, cheese & crackers, veggies or fruit dipped in yogurt. For some great ideas see: http://www.Foodnetwork.Com/recipes-and-cooking/50-after-school-snacks/index.Html. ...Read more

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Is Nutella chocolate spread healthy or unhealthy? Is it ok to give to a child for a snack?

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Is Nutella chocolate spread healthy or unhealthy? Is it ok to give to a child for a snack?

Depends: Nutella has a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. Probably not the best choice for a child's snack. That being said, if your child is at an otherwise healthy weight, I don't think there's anything wrong with the occasional whole wheat toast with Nutella :) ...Read more

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I have wanted to start eating more healthy, so I what are good snacks to keep me away from junk and really sweet food?

I have wanted to start eating more healthy, so I what are good snacks to keep me away from junk and really sweet food?

Fruits: fresh fruit is a great snack, low in simple sugar, high in fiber, You can choose a fruit and depending on how ripe it is can determine how sweet it is. For example, a green banana is not sweet at all, as it ripens it becomes sweeter. Yellow with brown areas- real sweet. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

Suggestions below: Peanut butter on a cracker. Peeled and cut up fruit. Certain low fat crackers yogurt small pieces of cheese. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy snack on the go without or little preparation for lactose intolerate and frequent pains in the lower abdomine?

What is a good healthy snack on the go without or little preparation for lactose intolerate and frequent pains in the lower abdomine?

Almonds?: Try lightly or non salted almonds. Generally healthy, has fibre, and certainly no dairy influence. Mixed dried fruit would also be an option. You can always seek an opinion from a nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

Don't buy them!: As a parent, you have control over what your child eats most of the time. Set a good example for them by only buying nutritious, low-sugar, low-fat snacks to eat, like fruits and veggies. You can't control their desires, but you can help them make good choices. ...Read more

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What are healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child as snacks.?

What are healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child as snacks.?

Fruits and vegetable: Healthy snacks can be fruits and vegetables. But as with all things portions size is very important because everything has calories. Limit snacks in older children but at three they seem to eat all day long. (which is okay). ...Read more

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I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

Healthy snack ideas : Ideas: 1 square of high quality dark chocolate. String cheese wrapped in a piece of low-salt ham. Apple slices with cashew butter. Fresh avocado slices wrapped in a slice of turkey. Raw veggies and hummus. 1 handful raw almonds. Berry smoothie with protein powder and ground flax seeds. Warm pear with ricotta cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon. Cup of edamame (boiled soybeans). More? ...Read more