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Norovirus: Facts and Preventative Solutions

Quick Facts:  20 million people get sick from norovirus each year, most from close contact with infected people or by eating contaminated food Norovirus is the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the US Infected food workers cause about 70% of reported norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food (CDC)  What is Norovirus? It… Continue reading Norovirus: Facts and Preventative Solutions

Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

When my daughter turned 1, a routine toe prick revealed that her iron levels were low. Because our family doesn’t eat much iron-rich red meat, the pediatrician advised that we feed our daughter spinach. Every. Single. Day. This was bad. My daughter had just entered a picky eating phase and leafy greens were “yuck.” Things… Continue reading Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

Osteoporosis: Nutrition and Children

When you hear osteoporosis, you often think of aging adults and their bone health. “Osteoporosis is a major cause of morbidity and economic burden around the world. By the year 2020, it is estimated that half of Americans 50 years of age or older will be at risk for osteoporotic fractures,” according to researchers from… Continue reading Osteoporosis: Nutrition and Children