Food - resources for parents and caregivers to build a foundation for healthy eating

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are chemical sweeteners used as a substitute for the calories (and taste) of sugar. Read on for more information about these substances.

The Power of Breast Milk

Health experts recommend that mothers breast-feed their babies for six months as their exclusive form of nourishment. They also suggest that mothers continue breast-feeding as a primary food source after introducing solid foods and other liquids to their babies.


Tips for shopping to emphasize fresh, organic, and local ingredients in cooking for your family.

Breast Milk for Your Baby

In spite of all of the positive aspects of breast-feeding, it is not uncommon for new mothers to feel awkward and anxious while nursing. Here are some tips to make it a success.

Advantages of Breast Milk

There is no question about the dietary benefits of breast-feeding, but the advantages go beyond nutrition, and benefit both you and your baby.

Acid and Alkaline

Illness thrives in acidic environments, so a slightly more alkaline environment is a healthy state for your baby. Here are some ways to help maintain that balance.

Reading Food Labels and Allergen Labels

With the exception of very small food packets and unpackaged fresh foods (including produce and fish), all food sold in the United States is required to have a label. Here are some tips for getting the information you need from those labels.

Visual Enhancers

Generally speaking, when making food choices for your baby, consider natural, whole foods compared to those with chemical additives.

Discover Food

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