Category: Nutrition for Kids

According the Centers for Disease Control, the number of children and adolescents with chronic disease has quadrupled since the 1960s, and obesity is a large contributor. With most pediatricians practicing ‘fast food’ medicine— 10 minute appointments for treating only symptoms rather than considering the whole child— it’s not surprising that even a city as healthy

At GetzWell, we proudly stand behind the “Breast is the Best!” mantra. Why? Research continues to uncover the inextricable link between breast milk and your baby’s long term health. While we recognize there are circumstances that prevent breast feeding and honor a mother’s decision, whatever it is, to feed her baby as best she can,

Check out GetzWell’s very first video blog on how you can positively influence your child’s nutrition.

We all know that vitamins and minerals contribute importantly to our overall health. However, according to Mark Hyman, M.D. who is the author of The UltraMind Solution and several other NY Times best sellers, more than 92% of American’s are deficient in one or more vitamins (based on 2012 NHANES data). Obviously we’re not getting

For decades, children have been the prime target market for big food corporations. In this recent interview clip, Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, tells the history of Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables, the on-the-go snack of processed meats, cheeses and crackers the company marketed to kids of working moms

Children form associations with food very early in life. You can help your kids develop positive eating preferences by teaching them to experience and relate to food in mindful ways. What is “Mindful Eating”? In a nutshell, to eat mindfully is to build a positive relationship with food that allows for better control of eating

Throughout 2011 we gave you the whys and hows of maintaining healthy eating habits for you and your baby. With the holidays fast approaching and a brand new year just around the corner, now is as good a time as any to get your household on a healthy track. Eat healthy this during the holidays

Last month we alerted you to the health hazards associated with conventionally farmed meat. In this post we’ll continue the conversation with a closer look at the role of genetic modification in farming methods and the potential health risks these practices have on your child’s health. How does genetic engineering impact our food? To put

  We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘you are what you eat’. Well, that’s not all. New studies shed light on just how influenced your baby is by what you eat, too! This fascinating article from NPR reveals exciting research about how what you eat during your pregnancy can help shape your baby’s taste

    “Eat your vegetables!” — a classic, and common plea from desperate parents to kids with turned up noses. And yet many could argue that our hectic lifestyles and the convenience of packaged foods have quieted this age-old battle. But just how important are fresh fruits and vegetables for your child? The answer is