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...

I hear that the average teen burns about 1100 calories a day with a fair amount of exercise.

I heard that the average teen burns about 1,100 calories a day with a fair amount of exercise (school, work at home, etc). I was wondering basically how much a healthy, young teen would burn. Does this number sound right? No way unless the person is a toddler (2 to 3-year-old).

Where can I find a dietitian who works with infants and toddlers?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with infants and toddlers? The Pediatric Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with infants, children, and adolescents. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you...

I took my son to the doctor with a constant stomachache and he concluded that he had cranky bowels.

I have an 11-year-old son who has a constant stomach ache. It doesn't seem to bother him except at bedtime. He goes through the day fine, but at bedtime - or close to it - his stomach hurts. I have taken him to the doctor several months ago with this problem, and he concluded...

How many calories does an average teen about 15 years old burn in one day?

How many calories does an average teen about 15-year-old burn in one day? How many calories does she consume on average? Just Wondering. Have you tried my Healthy Kid Calculator®? If you give me height, weight, gender and activity hours, I will tell you exactly. The calorie needs of a 15-year-old teen would vary greatly...

Our 10-month-old daughter has come out in pimply bumps on her cheeks. We introduced strawberries.

Our 10-month-old daughter has recently come out in pimply bumps on her cheeks which are sometimes red. We introduced strawberries into her diet just over a week ago which she adores and was eating one each day. Initially, there was no reaction, but now these bumps have appeared. Would you agree that it's likely...

Do you have information on children 1 to 3-years-old you could send me?

I am a student at Goshen College and have a presentation on nutrition of children ages 1-3 coming up. I'm wondering if you have any information on any aspect of this topic if you could send it to me either via e-mail or snail mail. I appreciate any help you are able to offer! There...

Her mom and I are concerned about our daughter’s weight.

I must admit that her mom and I are primarily responsible for the concern. As for exercise, she does a great job on our Health Rider, 30+ minutes at a time, but when it comes to running, she doesn't seem to have the stamina, although she likes to walk at a casual pace. She...

I am concerned about my baby’s weight gain compared to the weight charts.

I am concerned about my baby's weight gain relative to the weight charts. Following are her measurements: Age Weight Length birth 8 pounds 5 ounces 21.5 inches 2 months 11 pounds 10 ounces 25 inches 4 months 13 pounds 10 ounces 26.25 inches 6 months 15 pounds 26.75 inches 9 months 16 pounds 9 ounces 27.75 inches   My 9-month-old daughter eats breast milk, fruits, vegetables, rice cereal and whole wheat bagels. Recently, she...

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...

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