What Starts As Name Calling…

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I am mortified to write this personal account, but I do feel socially obligated to share this experience, as it will help in raising awareness of size shaming/teasing/bullying and how it can easily and almost innocently start at a young age. What seems like petty pestering can lead to unfortunate circumstances. What surprised me was this was happening at such a young age and my own child was involved.
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Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

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Serve these Pumpkin Applesauce muffins with a glass of milk or Greek yogurt, and banana or other fruit for a quick breakfast or snack! These are even better the next day, and they’re a super way to jazz up your kids’ palate when you mix-in some fruits and veggies.
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The Tricks about Treats

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Although young, our children are certainly capable of starting to learn about their body and to establish healthy habits, and we must lead the way.
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A Mom & RD’s View on Halloween Candy

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My kids, like all of yours, will be trick-or-treating soon. The age-old questions always arise amongst my friends, "How much candy do you let your kids eat?”
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No Tricks, Just Treats!

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Halloween is around the corner and kids are looking forward to trick or treating for their favorite candies! Trick or treating is a great memory for kids to make and can be so much fun, but for children with allergies, the candy they get in their bags matters more than those without them. So your child does not have to miss out on any of the fun, here are some great allergy free options for your favorite witch or goblin!
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A Creative Approach to Food Allergies and Trick-or-Treating

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Ever notice how many kids who are in feeding therapy also have food allergies? With Halloween just around the corner, I’m encountering parents in my practice who are scared to let their food-allergic kids go Trick or Treating. As their child’s feeding therapist, I try to offer creative strategies to ease their minds and still allow their little munch bug an evening of safe but spooky fun!
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