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It’s August! Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month takes place in August. That’s when children have either filed back into the classroom or are in the thick of getting ready to do so. It’s a good

Whole30: Could this Diet be a Good Thing for Teens

Whole30 was something I’d never heard of until I was schmoozing with a girlfriend about my intention to pursue bariatric surgery (surgery to lose weight). I’d gained a ton of weight, due to age

Blue Whale Challenge: Should We Be Concerned?

The Blue Whale Challenge. What is it? Is it real? To the first question, put simply, it’s a game where the curator, also known as a “whale,” gives a teen fifty tasks, one per

Time to Chill Out About Candy!

This piece is a rebuttal to Should You Let Your Children Have Candy I’ve been a dietitian long enough to have lived through the low-fat craze, and now, much to my dismay, the era

Should You Let Your Children Have Candy?

Should you let your children have candy? You know it’s bad for them. There’s no question you know that. But candy is out there. It’s everywhere. If some parents give their kids candy in

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance

Fidget spinners have been wildly popular since they burst on the scene in December 2016. Touted as a way to alleviate anxiety and the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, spinners