I have a child for which to pack a cold lunch. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter.

I have a child that I have to pack a cold lunch for. All he ever seems to want is peanut butter, Is he getting enough protein? What is your son eating at other meals during the day? Depending on what he eats at the other meals, he may or may not be getting enough...

I am looking for the daily calorie requirements for my children ages 3, 6, and 9.

Hello. I am looking for information for my children ages 3, 6 and 9. I would like to know the daily calorie requirements for them. Also, can you tell me how many servings of bread, fat, dairy they need per day? We are trying to develop a healthy diet for my entire family to follow....

How old do you have to be to be able to go on a diet?

I would like to ask you: how old do you have to be to be able to go on a diet? Depends on the child and the type of diet. If you mean weight loss diet without any other restrictions, then maybe 18. But if a kid is 100 pounds overweight or double their healthy...

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...

According to the doctor’s chart, my 6-year-old son is 15 pounds overweight. Should I put him on a diet?

According to the doctor's chart, my six-year-old son is 15 pounds overweight. Should I put him on a diet? What did his doctor say about your son's weight? Was he/she concerned? How tall is he? Does his weight compare to his height? In children, 0 to 18 years of age, their height should correlate to their...

What happens when you drink dish soap?

What happens when you drink dish soap? What does it do to your body? Depends on how much dish soap you drank in how much time. Would suggest you contact your local poison control center immediately at 800-222-1222. They would have the best information about what it does to your body.

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,...

I am trying to find the appropriate caloric intake and food exchanges for my children.

I have used food exchanges for over two years for meal planning for my husband and myself based on desired caloric intake and ideal weight for our age and heights. I feel that I am able to plan meals accordingly. However, this is a different situation for my children. I am trying to find information...

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...

My 7 year old daughter mentions feeling fat every day.

My daughter is 7. She weighs 52 pounds and is roughly 45 inches tall. In my eyes, she is not overweight, but since she has expressed concern about her appearance, we have made a conscious effort to offer low fat, low sugar nutritious meals and snacks for her (and the rest of the...

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