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...

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 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...

I am concerned about my son’s height. When do boys do most of their growing?

I am concerned about my son's height. He is 11 years old and 4 feet 6 inches weighing 65 pounds. When he was born he was 19 inches long and weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces. I believe he grew 1 inch this past year. I haven't really discussed it with his doctor because I...

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...

Is there any vitamin supplements or natural foods that can aid growth?

I have two children one eight years and the other six years. Both of them are the smallest in height in their school classes. My wife and I are of medium to above medium in height so I don't think it is a hereditary problem. Is there any vitamin supplements that can aid growth...

My daughter’s preschool recently said the lunch meal I had provided for her did not meet all of the food groups.

The Fitness Partner Connection Jumpsite receives quite a few nutrition questions. We usually answer the basic ones ourselves and send the more complex cases to Ask the Dietitian or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. However, I just received a really basic question that perplexed me, so I had to ask you personally. We'd...

My 10-year-old daughter is large. My question is do you have a simple diet for her to lose 10 pounds?

I am 41 and have a 10-year-old daughter, 11 years in October, that is overweight. She is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 135 pounds. She is not huge fat, but large. She is coordinated and attractive and I want to help her with this weight thing. When she was born she was measured and...

My daughter is overweight and concerned she will gain weight eating hot lunch at school.

My daughter is overweight and I am picky about what she eats. I pack her lunch for school, but she wants to eat school lunch. I'm concerned she will gain weight eating hot lunch at school. You did not say how old your daughter is, but if she were in elementary school, I would suggest...

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....

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