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Screening for Feeding and Eating Disorders: What Dietitians Want Pediatricians to Know

Rebecca Jaspan, MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES       There is a growing interest in early eating difficulties in children and their impact on growth and development in later years. A number of research studies suggest that 25% to 35% of children will struggle with some type of feeding and/or growth issue at some point …

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Child Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Child Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorder   According to the CDC, one in 59 children is estimated to have autism1. The National Institute of Mental Health defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior2. ASD is complex, presenting differently in each person, involving persistent challenges in social interactions, speech …

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Kids Can Get Calcium with these Dairy-Free Brands and Products 

Kids Can Get Calcium with these Dairy-Free Brands and Products  By Paige Mandel, MS RD     Has your doctor or dietitian recommended your child to explore a dairy-free diet? Are you curious if your child would benefit from adhering to a dairy-free lifestyle?   A dairy-free diet recommendation could be due to one of …

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