Image: bingngu93 from Pixabay by Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh The “Breast-is-Best” mantra is the standard in hospitals, from prenatal education sessions and through the postpartum hospital stay and beyond. It’s based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization that infants be exclusively breastfed (EBF) for the first six months—that means … Continue reading Safe Infant Feeding: Parents Aren’t Getting The Information They Need
Many parents, even those who vaccinate against other diseases, wonder why their newborn baby could possibly need the hep B vaccine. But public health agencies around the world agree: babies do need the hepatitis B vaccine. This article explains why.
In this introduction to e-cigarettes, we answer questions about vaping, who uses e-cigarettes, the chemicals in e-cigarettes, and potential risks.
So, your kid is trans, and you have some questions. Or, maybe you just suspect your kid is trans, and you have some questions. In this post, written by guest writer Ada McVean, we'll try to answer some of your questions.
The Impossible plant-based burger gets its beefy taste from heme. Credit: Impossible Foods Consumers are unsure what to make of the new plant-based kid on the butcher’s block — burgers that meld features of meat with those of plants. The hope is that meat lovers have their cake and eat it too — reduce their red meat intake, … Continue reading Plant-Based Burgers And Your Health: Facts And Fallacies
Americans spend a lot of money on vitamins. Is that really necessary? We examine one popular product in this post, and provide information about healthy eating.
We all say that we're opposed to "mom-shaming". But we still make snap judgments about the choices we see other parents making. This post explores why.
by Danielle Penick Food shopping can be an overwhelming experience even for me — and I’ve been a registered dietitian for over a decade and have a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. During undergraduate school I worked at a health food co-op, where I often heard how most of the food industry was trying to … Continue reading Do Food Mantras Always Translate to Healthy Choices?