Checkup Newsroom (Vegetables)

2019
May
17,
2019
One of my favorite movie moments is when Aunt Voula in My Big, Fat Greek Wedding learns that Ian Miller, the non-Greek protagonist soon to join the family, is a vegetarian. She asks, “What do you mean he don’t eat no meat?” and the hoopla of the ...
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January
15,
2019
Meals should be a happy and pleasant childhood experience. In our busy lives, it might be one of the few times when we all slow down and check in with one another. But I hear from my patient families all the time that it's anything but relaxing. ...
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2018
March
02,
2018
So your child has decided to become a vegetarian. Click to read my introductory companion piece to this blog . For those of you who may have more questions – particularly about the nitty-gritty nutritional realities of this choice – article is for yo...
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2015
November
18,
2015
In this world where we are trying to protect our kids from chemicals and preservatives, one thing that is emerging for parents and pediatricians, is a rising tide of parents who are refusing vitamin K supplementation at birth. Often parents ask, “Wha...
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September
21,
2015
If you live in or near Fort Worth, you have seen the signs: “Life is short. We're making it longer.” The initiative is a city-wide effort by Fort Worth to improve the health of the city using principles discussed in the book “The Blue Zones: 9 lesson...
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July
27,
2015
The Texas Department of State Health Services has begun an investigation into the increase of Cyclospora in the state. The DSHS is looking to find a "common source" in determing the cause of infection.  The DSHS has received reports of 205 cases o...
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2014
July
19,
2014
It’s that time again:  grilling season!  While meats are usually the star of the grilling show, why not try grilling some vegetables for the supporting roles?  Vegetables are a great way to pack nutrients into your meal. They’re also great sources of...
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