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Special Dietary Needs

3 Ways to Build Strong Bones

We build almost all our bone density when we're kids and teens. Kids with strong bones have a better chance of avoiding bone weakness later in life. Here's how parents can help.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease happens when someone has a food intolerance to gluten. Here's how to manage symptoms and prevent damage to the intestines.

Dairy-Free Diet

A dairy-free diet is one that has no animal milk in it or any products made from milk.

DASH Diet for High Blood Pressure

Doctor may recommend the DASH diet for kids who've had a blood pressure reading that was higher than normal. The DASH diet is not a strict diet, but more of a lifestyle.

Dietary Needs for Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Kids with cerebral palsy can have trouble eating. But with the right diet and feeding techniques, they can get the nutrients needed to thrive.

Dietary Tips for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Kids with cystic fibrosis have some special nutritional needs. Here's how parents can help them.

Egg Allergy

Helping your child manage an egg allergy means reading food labels carefully, being aware of what he or she eats, and carrying the right medicines in case of an allergic reaction.

Feeding Your Child Athlete

All kids need to eat balanced meals and have a healthy diet. But should that balance change for kids who play on a sports team or work out?

Food Allergies

Food allergies can cause serious and even deadly reactions in kids, so it's important to know how to feed a child with food allergies and to prevent reactions.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal problem that can cause cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Certain foods can trigger these problems. So can anxiety, stress, and infections.