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Only a fraction of the top 10 foods purchased have a NuVal score above 80!
By | March 2, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment.

Look for NuVal Scores when shopping.

The top 10 food items sold to Americans at supermarkets are frighteningly void of good nutrition.  In a world where obesity and healthcare costs are on the rise, the numbers tell the story; Americans are spending their money on the wrong foods and beverages.  Carbonated drinks, processed breads and salty snacks top the list, according to a report by Supermarket News, and offer little in …

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Simple, Healthy Choices with NuVal ® and Max the Fox!
By | March 2, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment.
Max Picture

Click here for Max’s Coloring Book

We are excited to announce that ZisBoomBah has partnered with NuVal ® to create a simple way for families to upgrade their food choices and enhance their lives.  The Max the Fox Adventure is an online and offline adventure found on ZisBoomBah.com offering children in grade school an easy, fun way to learn about making healthier food choices by discovering and using the NuVal

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Teasing kids about weight happens, and it’s not OK.
By | February 27, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment.
chubby boy with burger

“Children recognize very quickly that food is something where they can assert control,” ZBB’s psychology expert says.

Forget playground taunts, occasionally even parents or relatives jump into teasing kids about their weight.  Some parents try to change their children by calling them chubby, teasing them with “fatso,” or giving disgusted looks over children’s food choices. Called “fat-shaming” on television and social media websites, it’s a practice no one should participate in.

“The …

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Did you water your kids today?
By | February 25, 2015 – 3:48 pm | No Comment.
Hydration Activation Book

Hydration Activation Book

You water your plants, but have you watered your kids today? Many Americans mistake the symptoms of mild dehydration for hunger or just plain old tiredness.  If you notice your children are plum tuckered out. Start by taking these simple steps to check their hydration levels.

1. How active have you been today?

An increase in your child’s activity level prompts a need for more water.  Engage them in …

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Q&A With Malia Cable, RDN: My Son is Struggles to Eat His Dinner and is Underweight, HELP!
By | February 20, 2015 – 9:17 am | No Comment.

Dear ZisBoomBah,

My son is 18kg and just turned 8 years old. He is on the 3rd percentile and has always been the smallest in his class. He eats like a bird and what makes it worse is that his molars are coming out and bites his cheek at times and complains that his mouth hurts, and refuses to eat full stop!! We try not to make a fuss and …

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Q&A with Malia Cable, RDN: My 6 Year Old is Just Too Skinny, What Should I Do?
By | February 20, 2015 – 9:13 am | No Comment.

Dear ZisBoomBah,
My son is 6. slightly short and skinny. He is also a picky eater. Pls i need to know healthy high calorie, high protein diet he can be taking to atleast make him gain a little more weight. Thanks, Rasheedah


Hi Rasheedah,

You’re on the right track to helping your son! A high calorie, high protein diet is the way to go! When preparing your son’s dinner …

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Q&A with Dr Keith Ayoob: My 7 year old boy is extremely thin
By | February 20, 2015 – 7:51 am | No Comment.

Question from Sarah:

Hi,  I have a 7 year old boy who is extremely thin, all skin and bones.  Right now he is only 46.2 pounds.  He hasn’t gained any weight in over a year.  His height is normal.  His appetite is pretty good, although he can be picky with vegetables, etc.  We had him tested over a year for food allergies, and he is intolerant to gluten, eggs, and

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Q&A with Dr Keith Ayoob: My children are low on growth chart
By | February 20, 2015 – 7:36 am | No Comment.

Question from Katherine:

Hello there i came across your article and wanted to speak out on my 3 children. I have a 5 year old boy a 3 year old daughter and 23 month old daughter and they are very low on the growth chart around 5 percent or less. I’m worried about how small my children are in height and weight, my son eats everything but goes to the

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Q&A with Dr Keith Ayoob: My 7 year old son is 50 pounds and bones hurt
By | February 20, 2015 – 7:23 am | No Comment.

Question from Somer:

My 7 year old son weighs only 50 pounds and I am very concerned. He is very active in sports and just in general we are outside or doing something everyday. He has what I think is a lot of muscle for a boy his age. His pediatrician says it’s because he is active but he so skinny he says his bones hurt all the time. Is

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Q&A with Dr Keith Ayoob: My 5 year old hasn’t gain weight in 9 months
By | February 15, 2015 – 7:15 am | No Comment.

Question from Ana:

Hi, My son just turned 5yrs. He weighs the same now as he did 9 months ago. Tonight, I noticed that I can see his back ribs and count all of them. This past month and a half, he has the following .. Heightened sense of smell (everything smells yucky), almost everything he used to love to drink and eat tastes yucky, nausea, a few episodes of

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