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Victoria Retelny

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Healthy Foods for Toddlers

April 29, 2009

Parents and caregivers know that feeding toddlers can be a daunting job. In fact, somewhere between 20% and 50% of children in the United States are described by their parents as being “picky” eaters (Wright et al. 2007). Many toddlers are reluctant to try certain foods or tend to avoid any new food that is put in front of them; there’s even a name for this condition: neophobia (Dovey et al. 2007).

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Spice Up Your Health

October 24, 2008

The culinary world would be lackluster without spices. Imagine tomato sauce without basil, hummus without garlic or sushi minus pickled ginger. Spices, like their botanical leafy counterparts, herbs, not only impart diverse flavors, colors and tastes to foods, but science is showing that they also offer a host of powerful phytonutrients that can enhance health and well-being.

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Eating for Fertility

April 30, 2008

In a
perfect world, a couple’s desire to conceive a baby would be enough to
guarantee a positive pregnancy test. Unfortunately, many would-be parents find
themselves challenged by infertility. Now a new movement says that diet can
play a helpful role in increasing fertility. But can the foods we eat really
make a difference to our ability to reproduce, or is t…

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An Eye on Nutrition

January 31, 2008

When faces become blurry, road signs get fuzzy and the fine print on a food label appears illegible, your eyes are telling you something: a visit to an eye care professional is in order. From birth, our eyes are constantly filtering light—from harsh sunlight to the more damaging blue light—and over time the effects can be damaging. Just like the skin, our eyes need sunscreen. The good news is y…

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