Archive for the ‘Licensed and Registered Dietician’ Category

How can my center help to promote breastfeeding of the infants in our care?

How can my center help to promote breastfeeding of the infants in our care?   Breastfeeding is one of the most important things a mother can do for their newborn. Breastfeeding provides many benefits to both mother and baby. Benefits to mother include losing pregnancy weight faster, […]

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My toddler always wants to watch TV or play video games after child care. Do you have any suggestions on how to increase his physical activity?

My toddler always wants to watch TV or play video games after child care. Do you have any suggestions on how to increase his physical activity?   Today our children are growing up in the era of technology. Instead of playing outside after school, children are excited […]

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Is there a ‘master list’ you can refer me to that clarifies what solids are safe to feed toddlers and twos?

I am wondering if there is some ‘master list’ you can refer me to that says ‘do’s and don’ts’ of what solids are safe to feed toddlers and twos. I know there are some obvious things such as grapes and popcorn that are “no no’s.” Recently I […]

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Please explain the importance of parents maintaining and modeling healthy eating habits for their families?

  Please explain the importance of parents maintaining and modeling healthy eating habits for their families?     Parents or primary caregivers are the most important role models in a child’s life. Children cannot purchase or prepare their own meals, and are therefore dependent on the adults […]

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What resources are available to encourage healthy eating habits during the prenatal period?

  What resources are available to encourage healthy eating habits during the prenatal period?     Good nutrition during pregnancy is essential for both mom and baby. Eating well can help mom feel better and more energized, set the stage for an easier labor, and lay the […]

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When the baby is born what type of food can you or do you feed it?

  When the baby is born what type of food can you or do you feed it?     Breastmilk or formula provide all the nutrition baby needs for the first 6 months.  Before 6 months of age, baby’s digestive tract is not ready to tolerate any […]

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Is there a law that requires food labels to list ingredients that commonly cause food allergies along with other problems?

  Is there a law that requires food labels to list ingredients that commonly cause food allergies along with other problems?     The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food labels to clearly identify the 8 major food allergens: Milk Eggs Fish Shellfish Tree Nuts Peanuts […]

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Should a provider inform parents about recent Consumer Reports surrounding arsenic levels of rice and rice products?

  Due to the recent release about rice cereal for infants, do we (the center) need to post this so that parents will be aware of the possible link of traces of arsenic and let them make the decision about what was stated by Consumer Reports this […]

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Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits

My 4 year old child only eats chicken nuggets for dinner. If we do not have time to get them on the way home he pitches a fit. How can I help him learn to try something else? Helping your child develop healthy eating habits can be […]

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One of the Biggest Concerns Parents Have is Whether Their Infant is Getting Enough to Eat

I have a parent who wants me to feed a 4 month old a whole bottle at 11:30 AM. Typically he does not want to drink it all and he really fusses if I make him. What should I do? It sounds like baby is telling you […]

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Kerrie L. Schnake, Director
MUSC Boeing Center for Children's Wellness
1 Carriage Lane, Unit J
Charleston, South Carolina 29407