Monthly Archives: April 2010

Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipe

Hea;lthy Chocolate Smoothie | Foodfacts.com

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie | Foodfacts.com

The Foodfacts.com Blog came across a delightful kids recipe at Meals Matter. There are many benefits of eating breakfast for children, including providing their brains energy and nutrients for learning. Studies show that children’s attention, attendance and overall academic performance improve when they eat breakfast. Continue reading

Nutrition Secrets: Are You Eating Right?

Nutrition Secrets | Foodfacts.com

Nutrition Secrets | Foodfacts.com

Nutriflash.com has an interesting article that caught the attention of the Food Facts.com Blog staff. They emphasize that you should listen to your body because it will send signals to you when it needs something – you just need to pay attention and supply what it’s asking for. Continue reading

Fat Free Foods Can Make You Gain Weight

Fat Free Foods Can Make You Gain Weight | Foodfacts.com

Fat Free Foods Can Make You Gain Weight | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com wonders: have you ever thought about this? All of those companies that make low fat or fat free foods claim that their products help people lose weight.

Here’s the thing though: Americans eat the most low fat and fat free foods, but somehow we have the highest rate of obesity in the world. That just doesn’t make sense. Continue reading

Including Oats in Gluten Free/Casein Free Diets for Children?

Gluten Free Diet for Children | Foodfacts.com

Gluten Free Diet for Children | Foodfacts.com

The Foodfacts.com Blog encountered an interesting article today indicating that some literature shows that children on the gluten free/casein free diet can apparently eat oats, though many potential problems still exist with most oat preparations, since they may be grown in fields that rotate with wheat. Such crops of oats may inadvertently contain wheat. Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: A Nutrition Reality Show

Jamie Oliver | Foodfacts.com

Jamie Oliver | Foodfacts.com

Will ABC keep it? We hope so.

Foodfacts.com applauds any effort to promote a better understanding of nutrition, food ingredients, health and well-being. Jamie Oliver has raised public awareness about these issues, while presenting nutrition and health topics in an entertaining way.

The Foodfacts.com Blog is wondering if Jamie’s new reality show will resonate with the public? With obesity now our number one public health concern in the United States, we certainly hope so. Continue reading

Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition For Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition for Bipolar Kids | Foodfacts.com

Benefits of Exercise & Nutrition for Bipolar Kids | Foodfacts.com

Exploring how having a healthy, balanced diet and taking regular exercise may help children suffering from bipolar disorder.

Foodfacts.com has learned that bipolar disorder is recognized to affect children, adolescents and adults, although treatment requirements may differ depending on a variety of factors such as age and common co-occurring illness such as ADHD, anxiety disorders and oppositional defiant disorder. Continue reading

Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders: Meal time Challenges

What Can I Eat

What Can I Eat

Editor’s Note:  Foodfacts.com is pleased to offer our blog readers a very informative article as part of our collaboration with Kylie Hollonds  of www.whatcanIeat.com.au.

Meal times can often be challenging for families, with a large number of parents indicating that they often feel, “stressed out” during their child`s feeding time, indicating that their child is a picky eater and difficult to feed (1).

The reasons why children don`t /won`t eat could be physical, including pain, malaise/discomfort or as a result of immature motor, sensory – motor, oral motor and or swallowing skills. The most common medical diagnosis associated with these problems is GORD, followed by neurological, cardiopulmonary and food allergy/intolerance, and constipation. Children also won`t eat as a result of behavioral, emotional and learning difficulties, encompassing child/parent/environmental factors (2). Continue reading

Food allergic in college, and coping

Timothy Trachimowicz, head chef at College of the Holy Cross, prepares gluten-free chicken stir-fry with vegetables and rice. Many colleges are adapting to the growing need for specially prepared meals for students with allergies. (Michele Mcdonald for The Boston Globe)

Timothy Trachimowicz, head chef at College of the Holy Cross, prepares gluten-free chicken stir-fry with vegetables and rice. Many colleges are adapting to the growing need for specially prepared meals for students with allergies. (Michele Mcdonald for The Boston Globe)

Foodfacts.com blog research brought us to an interesting article about how college students are dealing with food allergies. It is often an underreported problem.

Just off the main student dining hall at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, there’s a small kitchenette to which two dozen students have a key. Inside are a freezer and refrigerator stocked with grab-and-go gluten-free foods such as pizzas, waffles, enchiladas, and breads, as well as dairy-free milk and protein drinks. Cabinets are filled with gluten-free cereals and crackers, and there’s a toaster, microwave, clean cutting boards, and plastic utensils that have never been used for other foods. For students who have to be extremely careful about what they eat, this room is a safe haven. Continue reading