nutrition

Anemia During Pregnancy

Most pregnant women have heard about the importance of getting enough iron in their diets while pregnant – and most try to stay vigilant about taking supplements and maintaining a healthy diet – yet iron-deficiency anemia remains a common problem during pregnancy. Some experts estimate that as many as one in five pregnant women will get anemia during pregnancy. » Read more

Weight Gain and Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine has released their newest stats, so if you are of a”normal” weight, you should be gaining between 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. » Read more

Is It OK to Diet While Trying to Conceive?

You and your partner are ready to start a family, but you’re still trying to lose a few pounds before you get pregnant. In the past you might have tried all sorts of crazy weight-loss plans, but this time it’s different: You want to be at your peak health because you have a future baby to think about as well. » Read more

Simplest Pot Roast Ever

By Shauna Hanus Pot roasts of generations past are not as forgotten as you may think. With just a few minutes prep time and the simplest pot roast recipe ever you will be well on your way to a terrific pot roast supper. Pot roasts are inexpensive cuts beef legs or beef shoulder that when slow cooked with fresh vegetables turns into a delightful home cooked meal. For many cooks who have never tried cooking a pot roast they may feel a bit intimidated at first. » Read more

Flax Seed for Your Family

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Here are few quick tips for adding more flax seed into your family meals. If you have never purchased flax seed, it is located in the baking section of most supermarkets. It is available as whole seeds or ground. Whole seeds can be ground using a blender or a coffee grinder. It is recommended that flax seed be eaten finely ground for maximum nutritional benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. » Read more

Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater

Many parents of toddlers are concerned about their child’s picky eating. It is not uncommon for toddlers and preschoolers to be picky about what they eat, in fact, according to a recent study by the American Dietetic Association, as many as 50 percent of caretakers considered their child to be a picky eater. » Read more

Avoiding Food Battles

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, www.FreshBaby.com

It's common for food to become a source of conflict in most families. Many parents employ a bargaining or bribing approach to get their kids to eat healthy foods. This is not the best strategy as it encourages your child to resist, a trait that most kids excel at from a very young age. » Read more

Preconception Diet: What you should know before trying to conceive

You’ve heard the advice hundreds of times about what it takes to eat right, like eating more fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods, and cutting back on sugars, caffeine, and fats. But when you’re getting ready to get pregnant, that advice is more than just an abstract ideal. » Read more