Can high vitamin C intake decrease the chances of developing gestational blood sugar issues? (NEW!)

Research in China found that pregnant women who had higher dietary vitamin C consumption also had lower odds of developing gestational diabetes.

Baby-led weaning or spoon feeding? The difference it makes to your child's eating habits is actually very small (NEW!)

When it comes to avoiding picky eating and meal time tantrums, parents are usually ready to try any method that promises their child will become a better and less fussy eater. This is in part why methods of giving solid food to infants have received a lot of attention in the last few years.

Feed the need: Toddlers’ nutrition often short on vitamins, minerals, but long on sugar, salt (NEW!)

Feeding a hungry toddler can be one of the biggest challenges parents and caregivers face every day, especially when trying to provide healthy meals quickly. Young children need a diet to provide key nutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamin C, fiber, potassium and more to grow and be healthy.

Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood (NEW!)

Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish meat --...

Caesarean rates related to better maternal nutrition, study finds (NEW!)

Improvements to diet and nutrition may well be behind the increasing numbers of mothers opting for caesarean section (c-section) deliveries as scientists also cite cultural factors as an influence. The team based at the University of Vienna found mothers chose to deliver via c-section due to an...

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Although fussy eating is developmentally normal and transient phase for most children, the behavior can be stressful for parents. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that concern over fussy eating prompts both mothers and fathers to use non-responsive...

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Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness (NEW!)

Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Inversely, better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy...

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Choline and Choline Metabolite Patterns and Associations in Blood and Milk during Lactation in Dairy Cows (NEW!)

Reported the changes in choline metabolites profiles in bovine milk through lactation suggesting that infant formula match these profile in human milk.
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Can high vitamin C intake decrease the chances of developing gestational blood sugar issues? (NEW!)

Research in China found that pregnant women who had higher dietary vitamin C consumption also had lower odds of developing gestational diabetes.