Archive for October, 2011


Sleep Disruption for Breastfed Babies is Temporary, Study Finds

Monday, October 31st, 2011

While the health benefits of breastfeeding are innumerous, many women still do not breastfeed out of fear of some old wives tales- like lack of sleep.  It has been said, although previously unsubstantiated, that breastfed babies wake up more often in the night.  A recent study just put that rumor to the test only to find little evidence to support that myth in the long run. (more…)

Study Finds Teachers and Students Mistake Candy for Medicine

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Halloween in upon us, and while dressing up in costumes is lots of fun, Halloween for many also means a whole lot of candy lying around the house.  While clever parents may be able to dispose of some candy, clever kids may also go on the lookout for that candy.  A recent study found that parents should be careful, as kids and teachers alike had a hard time disguising candy from medicine. (more…)

Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Allergies, Study Suggests

Monday, October 24th, 2011

From food to environmental allergies, as many as 1 in four European children have allergies and United States kids don’t fare much better.  A recent study goes as far as to say that allergies are the non-infectious epidemic of the 21st century.  Keeping this mind, researchers seek to find what factors influence a child’s allergies. (more…)

Gluten Free Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Soup

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Wondering what to do with all those pumpkins, especially if you’re having a Green Halloween?  This month’s gluten free recipe utilizes fresh pumpkin in some warm pumpkin soup so those jack-o-lanterns won’t have to go to waste.    (more…)

Having a Green Halloween

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Thinking about a green Halloween? Green isn’t necessarily the color that comes to mind this time of year, but the thought of all those Halloween party products and excess waste may have you wondering how your family can enjoy the festivities without harming the environment.   Lucky for us, there is a website dedicated to greener days called Green Halloween.  Check out some top tips from Green Halloween for earth-friendly fun: (more…)

Familiarity Increases the Fullness that Children Expect from Snack Foods

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Following on the heels of the recently reported study that found that kids are consuming high calorie, high sodium meals for lunch, comes another study that might offer a plausible explanation.   While parents may gravitate towards foods that are familiar to their kids, the new study explains that this very familiarity is how a child predicts their satiety. (more…)

When Chefs Move the Fruit

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Oh the wonders of product placement.  Little known to most consumers, there is a strategic reason for the location of most foods on grocery store shelves, eye level in vending machines, and of course those convenience foods that catch kids’ eyes (and hands) while you’re waiting in the checkout line.  As recently reported, kids are eating high calorie fast food largely out of convenience, but what if apples or oranges were just as easy to grab and go?  A new study discovered even produce can fair better with proper product placement. (more…)

What’s in a Kid’s Meal? Not Happy News

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Speaking of kid’s meals, Mum Mum’s has been discussing how to build healthy kid’s lunches.  Yes that does require making the time to make those lunches, and many mums often claim meal choices may suffer because of a lack of time.   According to a new study, for a matter of convenience many kids are consuming high calorie, high sodium meals for lunch. (more…)

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