Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones over the Holidays.
I took a little break from blogging but now it feels great to be back! I am looking forward to continuing our journey in child nutrition in 2011, but first I would like to invite you to check out these top 10 posts of 2010 in terms of page views and comments. Some of them were written in 2009 and made the list then, but continued to attract interest in 2010. Science driven, yet practical, nutrition knowledge indeed can be timeless in some ways! Thank you for interest and support over these years.
Whether you are a brand new visitor – or a regular reader of this blog – I hope you will find them interesting and useful as you try to manage your growing child’s nutrition needs. Share your own experience, offer advice, or simply ask a question in your comments below. I would love to hear from you!
|Simple Recipes – Chicken with Quinoa
This is a very easy recipe to make! Quinoa, in my opinion, is the unrecognized superfood because it is a good source of protein and low glycemic index carbs. It also provides a good mix of vitamins and minerals.
|Milk Allergy and Ear Infections
Dairy allergy can be one of the underlying causes of recurring ear infections. This article by Jasmine Jafferali, MPH, explores this issue in a simple, yet practical, Q&A format.
|Ask the Expert – Sushi and Toddlers
If you are a sushi lover and you are thinking about introducing your toddler to sushi, you have got to read this informative piece from registered dietitian Janet Helm. She writes a great blog at Nutrition Unplugged with tons of excellent information about nutrition and food trends.
|All Natural Toddler Multivitamin
My review of Floradix Kinder Love Children’s Multivitamin Liquid Extract Formula attracted a lot of attention because it is based on herbal extracts and fruit juices. It claims to be easy on the child’s digestive system while providing vitamins A, B, C, D and E. It is not a good source of minerals.
|Looking for a Multivitamin Supplement?
This is a “mini” guide to toddler vitamin supplements on the market. If you are considering a supplement for your child, you can use a simple comparison chart in this post. Centrum Kids and Flintstones Complete offer a good balance of complete vitamins and minerals. But the most important advice is to rely on a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
|Product Reviews – Buddy Fruits
This is a simple fruit puree and makes a healthy snack when you are on the go. When we found it in our local supermarket early last year, it wasn’t as commonly available as it is now. Can be a little messy for small children, but overall not a bad choice for a quick snack.
|Basmati Rice: It is Very Easy to Cook and You Will Love It’s Flavor and Fragrance
We love basmati rice! It is an excellent source of low glycemic index carbohydrates. Try my simple recipe to cook it as a separate side dish. You can also try some of the links in this post for other great recipes.
|Simple Recipes – Pasta with Spinach and Mushrooms
This is a simple variation of our recipe Chicken with Pasta and Vegetables. It hardly takes any time to prepare and we save it for those hectic days when we have to quickly put something together for dinner.
|Traffic Light and Food Labeling
Clearly, consumers want simple and easy to understand front of the box food labels. FDA is worried about accuracy and manipulation by the food industry. A traffic light based food labeling system is gaining popularity in UK and Australia. It is not perfect, but clearly a step in the right direction.
|Milk Choices for Toddlers
Registered dietitian Jill Castle offers an overview of several different milk choices for toddlers in case cow’s milk is a concern. Jill blogs about child nutrition at Just the Right Byte.
Web statistics are surely important, but here are a few of my personal favorites. I hope you will check them out and leave me a comment with your opinion!
- Surprising easy solution for preventing childhood obesity
- How worried should you be about your underweight child?
- Do children need more vitamin D?
- Nutrition trivia – 10 facts to know about protein
- Resting metabolic rate and weight management