Signs of Zinc Deficiency

Zinc – it does a body good….. Do you or your child have zinc deficiency? The first mineral that I was taught about as a parent was iron. Iron is a critical mineral for development, but equally as important, but much less talked about, is zinc.  Zinc deficiency is something to become aware of at is is…

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Mental Health and Nutrition – the need for nutritional support in early childhood

  Parents need some awareness about the connection between mental health and nutrition because mental illnesses begin during childhood 70% of the time. The average age of onset for anxiety disorders is age 6 and for depression it’s age 13. I was stunned when I first learned that. 1 in 5 children is affected by a…

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Autism One 2014

What are we to do in The Age of Autism?  What I found at Autism One 2014.   I went to Chicago last week to learn more about autism. I wanted to learn why 1 in 50 kids has autism (1). Why 1 in 6 has a neuro-developmental condition (2). Why 54% of kids in…

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Why Is My Kid Such a Picky Eater?

Post #4 in a series of 4 for managing picky eaters!  This is the final one for now. All of the advice so far has had to do with social dynamic issues that can be underlying picky eating.  Now in this post I’m shifting gears to talk about physiological concerns that can be part of…

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Why snacks matter

I’m always looking for healthy snack recipes.  I’m a busy mother of three young children; they need to eat a lot and they need to eat often. Aside from offering my family healthy meals, keeping a supply of healthy snacks on hand that can be whipped up quickly – offering one mid morning, and one…

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