For Healthier Kids (03)
Getting Milk Products in Your Child’s Diet
This Nibbles for Health newsletter provides information on milk for your child's growing bones. If your kid or teenager experience lactose intolerance, you can serve milk with solid foods, which slows digestion. Or you can pour small cups of milk. Chocolate milk may also help your child digest the nourishing calcium in milk. Other tips include offering cheese, buying lactose-free milk and trying yogurt to get the calcium your child needs for healthy bone development.
When It's Time to Call the Chiropractor
With Buzzle.com's web site offers visitors a wealth of chiropractic information through a series of article links. At this site, you can find clear and detailed information on a wide variety of chiropractic topics, including its general definition and purpose, when a chiropractor may be necessary to treat your pain, treatment options open to children and even animals, its benefits during pregnancy, where to look for information on how to become a chiropractor, tips to ensure a quality chiropractic consultation and information on posture and its importance to our overall quality of life. The site also includes helpful links to other forms of alternative medicine.
Children and Exercise: The Key to Fitness
Although kids are encouraged to be active for better health, and to avoid childhood obesity, there are some sports that children with certain medical conditions should avoid. The conditions include children with Down syndrome, bleeding disorders, hypertension, congenital heart disease, enlarged spleen, and diabetes. This site includes another article about children and sports, and what exercises children can do to stay healthy.
For Some Kids, Lunchroom Cafeteria Tables Can be Deadly
Most children and their parents take eating their noon meal at a lunchroom cafeteria table as being a routine part of the school day. For children who live with food allergies, having a meal at school may be fraught with danger. Check out this web site to read true accounts of what kids who have food allergies live with every day and how dangerous food allergies can be. The stories serve as a reminder to parents and teachers that they must be constantly vigilant in keeping kids safe.
Is Your Toddler Eating Right
The toddler years, from age 1 to 3, are vital for getting proper nutrition into your child. They want to explore new foods and you can introduce healthy foods from a young age. This article says children should be given a chance to try new foods, decide if she likes them. It says parents should not force children to consume a food that he or she does not like. The article says that as we age, our taste buds' sensitivity begins to diminish, as do so many other things in our bodies. So something that tastes mild to you may be horribly bitter to your toddler.
What You Need to Know about Secondhand Smoke and Your Child
Secondhand smoke is comprised of the smoke from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker. It is known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and is recognized easily by its distinctive odor. ETS contaminates the air and is retained in clothing, curtains and furniture, which is why many people find it unpleasant. It’s also not healthy for children, because it can affect fetuses and newborns, as well as children’s lungs and respiratory tracts. In addition to causing cancer, it affects the brain and ears of children, so it’s important to avoid it for people of all ages, especially kids.
Children’s Emotional Health: What Matters
A section for parents, advocates and physicians includes articles to empower parents, advocates and providers in caring for the psychosocial needs of children. It also serves as a coordinating tool for a pilot project for health care providers. Topics include the self-destructive child, raising a child who wants to stay alive, and other psychosocial pediatric issues.