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Did you know the average adolescent consumes too much sugar, saturated fat, and sodium? Many children do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, or whole grains. This is why we are seeing pediatric obesity on the rise. Parents/caregivers are the first line of defense in creating healthy food habits. There are three pillars of healthy eating we like to follow. They
The first year of a baby’s life is a time of rapid growth and development. As a parent, it is essential to monitor your baby’s milestones and ensure that they are reaching them on time. Let’s discuss the milestones for a baby’s first year, and what to look for in each phase. Birth-3 Months During the first three months of
Everyone’s specific nutritional needs are different, but all follow the general pattern of adequacy, balance, and variety. This is how I define “healthy choices” and “healthy diet”- by ensuring the diet provides adequate calories, is balanced among the food groups, and incorporates a wide variety of foods. This is the easiest way to ensure all nutrient needs are being met
Feeding our children is a simple concept that comes with surprising challenges- troubleshooting breastfeeding trials, making overwhelming choices about bottles and baby formula, choosing to spoon feed purees or give intact solids… and the challenges continue into toddlerhood as the child develops strong opinions about eating. The dietitians at Compleo can help you with mealtime power struggles. For typically developing*
Disordered eating and diagnosed eating disorders have become common problems in the U.S. In fact, “Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting and taking laxatives.” And “national surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating
Choosing childcare for my son became one of the most anxiety-inducing processes of pregnancy. Knowing the amount of brain development that occurs in years 0-3 and the importance that environment plays in that development, I was so scared of making the wrong choice. Trusting someone to take care of your child is not a small task. You are choosing the
Scoliosis is a 3-dimensional curve in the spine that is usually idiopathic (unknown cause). The components are: a curve of the spine laterally into an s or c shape, rotation of the spine and rib cage (often the cause of the “rib hump”), and changes in the kyphosis (rounding of the upper back) and lordosis (arching in the lower back).
Working with a counselor brings many benefits to your life. Read below for a few of the ways counseling can benefit you. Decrease emotional distress The counseling axiom,“You can’t heal what you don’t feel,” perfectly describes the counseling goal of decreasing emotional distress (Bradshaw). By feeling deep emotions in the presence of another compassionate person, emotional distress heals for most