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5 ways to help kids with food allergies navigate the holidays


Candy canes, stuffing, pumpkin pie and more! Holiday foods are some of the tastiest of the year, but for children who live with food allergies a delicious spread of food can contain potentially life-threatening ingredients. Here are some ways you can help children with food allergies navigate the holidays safely while still enjoying the tastes of the season.

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Nutrition Therapy
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Pediatricians urge parents to avoid putting plastic containers in microwave, dishwasher


If possible, pass on plastic. New studies into food additives suggest that many common chemicals used in food and food containers can be harmful to the growth and development of children.

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Nutrition Therapy General Pediatrics
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Ketogenic Diet: When Is It Right For My Child?


At Le Bonheur, the ketogenic diet is sometimes recommended for patients with uncontrolled seizures who aren’t seeing the relief they need with medicine, or for patients whose prescribed drug therapy leaves them feeling tired and lethargic.

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Nutrition Therapy Neuroscience Institute
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Does cow’s milk formula lead to diabetes? Le Bonheur dietitian discusses new research


An ongoing debate about whether infant formula made with cow’s milk increases a child’s risk for developing Type 1 diabetes has been in the news lately. We asked Le Bonheur dietitian Sarah Provence, who works with our diabetes patients, to weigh in on this study.

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Nutrition Therapy Fetal Center Endocrinology
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5 tips for a healthier holiday season


The holidays are often associated with sweet treats but Kimberly Boone, MS, RDN, LDN, nutrition program coordinator with Le Bonheur’s Healthy Lifestyles Network, has a few tips on how to eat healthier this season.

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Nutrition Therapy
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Caffeine and kids: How much is too much?


How much caffeine is too much? Should kids have caffeine at all? Le Bonheur Dietitian Nichole Reed, RD, states that it’s important to understand the effects caffeine can have on kids. She tackles the topic.

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Nutrition Therapy
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How to properly clean your breast pump


The CDC recently issued updated guidelines for mothers who use a breast pump. Le Bonheur Lactation Consultant Ruth Munday explains the new guidelines.

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Nutrition Therapy
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Sneaky sugar and the new dietary guidelines


Sugary treats may taste great but they aren't very nutritious. Clinical dietitian Virginia Perry offered great advice on high sugar foods to avoid and provided tips on how to eat healthier.

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Nutrition Therapy
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Lunchbox nutrition from a registered dietitian


Now that school is back in session, you may be puzzled over how to ensure that your child has a well-balanced lunch. Some parents prefer to send lunch to save money, avoid allergens or for other health reasons. Katelyn Wolfe, MS, RD, CSP, LDN, a Le Bonheur dietitian, shares her favorite healthy lunch items.

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Nutrition Therapy