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Nutrition articles and recipes to improve your family's health - written by Nutritionist Sara Vance.

What's your go-to product or brand that gets around your child's food allergy?

What's one thing you'd like all moms to know about food allergies (either about your family's specific allergies or in general)?

What's one of your favorite recipes that's safe for your family's food allergies?

What advice would you give to a mom who just found out her child has a food allergy?

What's a great allergy-safe food to bring to a party?

Fruit skewers are a fun one (as long as the kids are not too young)!

What's your go-to cooking shortcut?

What are your favorite healthy lunchbox items?

Sara Vance, CN

Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas: http://rebalancelife.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/build-a-healthy-lunchbox/
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What are helpful remedies for child constipation?

Sara Vance, CN

It is so disturbing to me how many doctors put kids on Miralax....and not just for a couple of weeks....for YEARS!! There are so many reasons for constipation, and I highly recommend going the dietary route before reaching for a prescription: One common reason is not enough fruit/veggies/fiber rich foods. There could also be a mineral imbalance. Kids who take calcium supplements without magnesium will probably have constipation. Some kids do not drink enough water. Kids with constipation could have a food allergy or sensitivity (esp. if it alternates with loose stools) Taking probiotics is very helpful for all kids - to boost immunity, but it also is very useful in digestive disorders like constipation. Gradually increase water, fiber and fruit & veggie consumption. I really like smoothies - add in 1-2 T of chia seed, some coconut kefir, some spinach, blueberries. Make sure there is a balance of minerals in diet/supplements. Limit sugar, and processed foods.
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