Heather Finlay-Morreale

Allergic Reactions and anti-histamine dosing

Tweet Allergic reactions can range from hives to life-threatening reactions like anaphylaxis. Allergic reactions can be frightening. A mild allergic reaction is limited – such as hives. This can be treated with a over-the-counter anti-histamine.  Cetirizine: Dosing, Cetirizine (aka Zyrtec) is a modern anti-histamine. If specifically targets the receptors that cause allergies. It lasts 24 hours. …

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Nutrition 5: weblinks

    Kids food pyramid: www.mypyramid.gov/kids Healthy eating ideas for families: www.mealmakeovermoms.com Framingham State Pediatric Nutrition Handouts (general handouts and handouts for specific dietary concerns): http://www.framinghampediatrics.com/nutrition.html My Plate (menu planner, tons of resources): https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ We Can: Tips for healthy eating and healthy activity. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/ http://recipes.familyeducation.com http://teamnutritionusda.gov/resources/mypyramidtips.html Eat Right http://www.eatright.org/ Fun resource on healthy lifestyle Nutrition.gov tons of info on variety of …

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Nutrition part 3: Creating a healthy colorful dinner plate and staying on budget

What should my child’s meals consist of ? Here are some tips on how to provide a balanced healthy meal. Below is a abbreviated list. a variety of colors of fruits and veggies whole grains and minimally processed foods plant-based proteins and limited processed meats healthy oils dairy plenty of water Kid-friendly tips for including …

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Nutrition part 4: Children with special dietary needs

Tweet Teen tips for girls and boys – a list of resources. Tips for teen boys. Tips for vegetarians. And also here – a list of multiple resources for vegetarians. Tips if you have high cholesterol. Heart-healthy ideas. Boosting calories if you take ADHD medications and have suppressed appetite. Counting Calcium and Vit D. Dairy info. Sugar info. Diabetes …

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Nutrition part 2: Creating a healthy lifestyle for the whole family

Even if only one person in the family has a unhealthy weight it is helpful for the whole family to develop healthy habits. Singling out one child for a restrictive diet can seem like a punishment to that child. Everyone can benefit from healthy habits. Children learn from watching their parents. If they see a …

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