I have a two-year-old who will eat anything but meat.

I have a two-year-old who will eat anything but meat. If she does eat meat, all she'll eat is chicken nuggets from McDonald's. I have tried to cut out the sweets in her diet but she still only ever wants to eat her sweets. My question: how do I try and get her to...

I have a 13 year old girl who won’t eat any vegetables.

I have a 13-year-old girl who is very active and she is extremely picky. She won't eat any vegetables at all. She has been having problems with her eyesight for 3 years now and she needs a new, stronger prescription every year. I've tried hiding vegetables or forcing her to eat them and she...

My twin girls are always sick. Are there foods to boost their immune systems?

I have twin girls who are 5 years old. Since they have started school it seems as if they are always kind of sick. In any given week they could each have a gross cough, runny nose, upset stomachs, and headaches. They eat fairly healthy for kids (they prefer fruits and veggies over candy...

I am looking for a replacement app for Super Tracker.

I teach Family and Consumer Sciences at a high school in Pennsylvania. I am looking for a replacement app for Super Tracker. Would myfoodrecord.com be suitable for high school students? My Food Record would be an excellent replacement for Super Tracker which ended June 30, 2018. In particular, My Food Record was designed for students from...

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is a medical diagnosis that describes a condition where you weigh 20% more than the maximum you should for your age and gender. Obesity is a risk for getting diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obese kids are more likely to be obese adults. For instance, if you are 10-year old girl...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with children?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with children? The Pediatric Nutrition dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with infants, children, and adolescents. You can find a dietitian at the Find a Registered Dietitian on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state...

Our daughter who is 4 seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going without for 4 to 5 days.

Our daughter, who is four, seems to have less than normal bowel movements sometimes going four to five days without. The last couple of bowel movements have been hard and we have seen traces of blood in the stool. Our pediatrician has prescribed Dulcolax, a stool softener, twice daily with no real success. The...

My daughter is constipated. Her doctor told me to give her prunes but no apples or bananas.

I was very glad to find your website. My 2-year-old has great problems with constipation. It grieves me to see her so distressed. All the pediatrician told me is to give her prunes and don't give her apples or bananas. I read on your site that apples (especially the peel) are good for constipation. Do...

I am trying to find out my son’s percentiles for weight and height.

Congratulations on a very useful site. I am trying to find out exactly my son's percentiles for weight and height before I seek a specialist's help. I have not been able to locate such tables in any place on the web, not even in the CDC site. Your tables are the closest I got,...

If my daughter is an okay shape and weight, why can I never find clothes to fit her waist?

Thank you so much for your prompt reply. You have made me feel so much better. I could not find anyone to tell me anything about children and weight, even our family doctor, whom we adore, seemed hesitant about discussing Emily's weight, acknowledging she was big, but shrugging it off. I simply wanted someone...

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