Child Safety Week: Pool Safety for Kids
June 19th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
June is National Child Safety Awareness Month in the US, and next week, June 23 through 29, marks Child Safety Week in the UK. Summer brings all sorts of fun, but also a new set of potential dangers for little ones. This year’s Child Safety Week theme is “Safety: It Takes All of Us”, inspired by the idea of continuous risk reduction. For many of us, summer means swimming so in honor of Child Safety Week, here are the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s pool safety tips:
Living Well and Coping with Celiac Disease- Part 2
May 30th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and in light of this national observance we have been be sharing tips on managing celiac disease or gluten intolerance. In Part 1 of Living Well and Coping with Celiac Disease, we discussed the basics on how to eliminate gluten from your diet. In this edition, we will discuss getting adequate nutrients on a gluten free diet as well as the resources available to help you live gluten free.
Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease
May 16th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Mum Mum’s has been discussing exactly what celiac disease is as well as how to cope. Since it can be complex to discover celiac disease and so many people remain undiagnosed, here are the signs and symptoms.
What Is Celiac Disease?
May 13th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
In honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Mum Mum’s has been discussing how the ins and outs of managing celiac disease. While great strides have been made in raising awareness for celiac disease, more work still needs to be done. Although there about 3 million celiacs in the US, it’s estimated that another 2.7 million remain undiagnosed. Yes, more awareness is definitely needed.
8 Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
April 30th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
More and more studies are showing that early childhood eating habits can affect health status well into adulthood. The earlier you can start instilling healthy eating habits for your family the better, so here are 8 ways to encourage healthy eating habits in your kids:
Celebrating Earth Day with Kids
April 22nd, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
Happy Earth Day! Today is Earth Day, a national day to honor Mother Earth while inspiring appreciation and awareness for the environment. The green movement is founded on utilizing methods and products that help preserve our natural resources for generations to come. Kids are no exception to learning green habits and are more than happy to learn new things. Instilling eco-friendly habits in your little ‘greeners’ now will result in conscientious adults; not to mention helping the planet along the way. Whether it is throughout the community or at home, there is no better day than today to start so here’s how to celebrate Earth Day with kids:
Ask the Expert- PKU Diet and Mum Mum’s
April 11th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
For many years, Mum Mum’s has been dedicated to providing healthy, allergen free foods to help keep families healthy. Mum Mum’s has their own registered dietitian, who is also a Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist and celiac who serves as the Mum Mum’s nutrition expert. Mum’s often have similar questions, so as a new regular feature our blog will answer some of the common questions asked through our Ask the Expert tab at www.mummums.com
5 Ways to Manage Food Allergies
February 18th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
Anyone with a food allergy or a child with food allergies can attest to the fact that managing food allergies is no easy task. There is hope, however, and getting a handle on those allergies makes life a lot easier. Before you know it, you will be a food allergy pro. Here are 5 ways to manage food allergies:
5 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues
January 8th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
If you are wondering how the holidays flew by so fast, you are not alone. It seems months of anticipation build up only for the few short weeks of the holiday season-only to disappear so quickly. When it comes to kids whose calendars pass by days until the next holiday, parents quickly begin to hear the phrase “I’m bored” with those remaining days of winter. Here are some ways to combat the post- holiday blues:
Creating Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids
December 18th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
There is nothing like the smell of goodies baking in the oven during the holidays. Cooking with your kids can evoke your own childhood memories while in turn passing that memory onto your kids creating lasting traditions. Some of those recipes, however, may not be as healthy as you eat now or may not be suitable for a child with food allergies. There’s no reason you can’t rework those recipes to keep all the fun and memories, so to get you started here is a guide to healthier holiday treats for kids: