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The lure of diet soda as a “healthy” alternative for children

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Sally wants to make healthy choices for her overweight children so she decides to swap regular sugar sodas for artificially sweetened, zero-calorie diet sodas. Unfortunately, she notices that they start to drink more diet sodas and their weights continue to slowly increase. She wonders why this change did not have the effect she thought it would.

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When can my child return to school? Part One – Prevention & Okay-to-Go

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Parents often wonder when a child can return to school after being sick. Many parents find themselves in difficult positions trying to decide if their child is healthy enough to go to school or ill enough to stay at home. The balance is between helping the child get well as quickly as possible while avoiding spreading the illness to others.

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Is gluten-free healthy for my non-celiac child?

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The purpose of this post is to address the use of gluten-free diets in children without Celiac’s disease, an allergy to wheat, or gluten sensitivity. All of these diseases and disorders are determined through proper medical screening and testing. If parents think their child may have one of these issues, they should seek guidance from their health care provider.

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Pilar Dávila
Excellent read, Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I have read a few of the articles on your... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 07:57
Deanna Marie Mason
Hi Nathan! Thanks for your feedback and positive comments. With more than 20 years of experience in paediatric health and nearly ... Read More
Monday, 05 June 2017 12:16
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