Age-appropriate diet for children 09/21/2011
Diet - age appropriate Function: Food Sources: Side Effects: Recommendations: BIRTH TO 4 MONTHS OF AGE During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. If breastfeeding, a newborn may need to nurse 8 - 12 times per day (every 2 - 4 hours), or on demand.
Chromium in diet 02/18/2013
Diet - chromium Function: Chromium is important in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Chromium stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, which are important for brain function and other body processes. Chromium is also important in the breakdown (metabolism) of insulin. Food Sources: The best source of chromium is brewer's yeast, but many people do not use brewer's yeast because it causes bloating ( abdominal distention ) and nausea .
Diarrhea in children - diet 11/07/2011
Diarrhea in children and babies is the passage of loose stools. Side Effects: Recommendations: Diarrhea has many causes, including: Antibiotics Consuming too much fruit or fruit juice Food sensitivity Illness Infection Diet: What the child eats or drinks may make diarrhea worse. Changing the diet may relieve some types of diarrhea. In most cases, you should continue feeding your baby or child as usual. Most children can keep up with the nutrients they lose through diarrhea if they increase the amount of food they take in.
Heart disease and diet 05/24/2011
Diet - heart disease Function: A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk of: Heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke Conditions that lead to heart disease, including high cholesterol , high blood pressure, and obesity Other chronic health problems, including type 2 diabetes , osteoporosis , and some forms of cancer Side Effects: Recommendations: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Most fruits and vegetables are part of a heart-healthy diet.
Infant formulas 08/02/2011
Formula feeding; Bottle feeding Food Sources: A variety of formulas are available for infants younger than 12 months old who are not drinking breast milk. Infant formulas vary in nutrients, calorie count, taste, ability to be digested, and cost.
Magnesium in diet 03/02/2011
Diet - magnesium Function: Magnesium in the body serves several important functions: Contraction and relaxation of muscles Function of certain enzymes in the body Production and transport of energy Production of protein Food Sources: Most dietary magnesium comes from vegetables, such as dark green, leafy vegetables. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium: Fruits or vegetables (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados) Nuts (such as almonds and cashews) Peas and beans (legumes), seeds Soy products (such as soy flour and tofu) Whole grains (such as brown rice and millet) Side Effects: Side effects from increased magnesium intake are not common because the body removes excess amounts.
Normal growth and development 02/01/2012
A child's growth and development can be divided into four periods: Infancy Preschool years Middle childhood years Adolescence Immediately after birth, an infant normally loses about 5 - 10% of his or her birth weight. However, by about age 2 weeks, an infant should start to gain weight and grow quickly. By age 4 - 6 months, an infant's weight should be double the birth weight. During the second half of the first year of life, growth is not as rapid.
Traveler’s diarrhea diet 02/25/2012
Diet - traveler's diarrhea; Diarrhea - traveler's - diet Function: Bacteria and other substances in the water and food can cause traveler's diarrhea.
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