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To learn about the effects of nutrition and your child’s cognitive development check out the information from National Food Service Management Institute’s Nutrition and Cognitive Development, click here. Also PEDS, Inc.’s article, Back to School-Nutrition, located under the Information tab, is another great resource on nutrition dense foods that support children’s energy levels, school performance, and growth.
Congratulations to Lily Nobles and her baby brother, James, on making the cover of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis’, (DSAGSL) 2017 “Friends for All Seasons” Calendar. We are so proud of Lily, and love working with the Nobles family. Please consider purchasing the National Down Syndrome Association’s 2017 Calendar as a gift for friends and family this holiday season. The calendars will be available after the first week of December. To purchase a copy contact DSAGSL or click here for the link to the purchase form.
Halloween Fun for Everyone!
Just recently I saw a post that I think is worth sharing. It reminds us to be sensitive to the little tricker-or-treater (or not so little) at our door. It says, “to be accepting. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy may have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy may have motor planning issues. The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you may be non-verbal. The child who looks disappointed when they see your bowl might have an allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have a sensory issue (SPD) or autism. That BIG boy might ‘appear’ to be an adult, but may be developmentally delayed. Choose your words wisely. Be nice. Be patient.” With this advice, hopefully everyone will have a fun Halloween.
How accurate is your fitness tracking device? You may be surprised after reading this article.
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For suggestions on how to keep specific fruits and vegetables fresher longer, check out this site (click here) from American Heart Association. For delicious and healthy recipes using fruits and vegetable, refer to our “Nutrition” section, under the “Information” tab.
A List of Common Ingredients on Food Labels
For your next grocery trip, arm yourself with a copy of our list of common ingredients found on food labels along with EWG’s lists of the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen”. Food labels not only provide nutritional information, but also provide the actual ingredients the manufacturers used in the product. The first three ingredients are the most used in the food. So look for whole foods listed as the top three ingredients on the food label. Use the three lists to help you make healthy choices for your family. Click on each for the lists: Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, and Common Ingredients on Food Labels. The lists are also under PEDS, Inc.’s “Information” tab.
EWG’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
for the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” list is available through the “Information” link in reproducible format for your convenience.
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Lafayette High School’s Greenhouse Project Event
The Greenhouse Project was launched on Tuesday, November 10th, with the ground breaking ceremony at Lafayette High School. Many Rockwood administrators, Wildwood city officials, Rockwood Board of Education members, local businesses and Rockwood students were there to celebrate! John Shaughnessy, principal of Lafayette High School, initiated and continues to spear-head this project with a true passion for his students.
The greenhouse will be a facility utilized as an inclusive, hands-on learning environment for students. STEM classes will be conducting experiments and vocational training opportunities are just some of the projected opportunities for the greenhouse. The produce and herbs grown in the greenhouse will be used in the school’s cafeteria.
I am so proud of my son, Joe, who has been on the ground floor of “dreaming and creating” this project. I will be volunteering my nutrition expertise and experience to the project as part of the Lafayette High School community .
MORE information to come once the greenhouse is completed!
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Metro West’s first responders are working together to promote the Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System, or S.T.A.R.S, program. It’s a system that provides medical information of a special needs child to first responders prior to emergency situations. “The purpose of the STARS program is to create a tracking awareness system for our ambulance districts, fire districts and community hospitals to both recognize the special needs of patients inside their coverage area and have the training to appropriately care for these patients.” To learn more about this program, click on Metro West’ link (Metro West’s S.T.A.R.S. program) or Cardinal Glennon Children’s link (Cardinal Glennon S.T.A.R.S program).
Addi is a star!
Barb Linneman’s niece’s daughter, Addi, is the beautiful face for this year’s United Way campaign! Please take a moment to view the video below. And support your local United Way!
Addi in United Way’s 2015 Commercial Video
Click here to read Barb Linneman’s heart-warming interview featured in NutritionJobs.com
Committed to providing professional pediatric nutrition services since 1995, Pediatric Education Dietitian Services, Inc. offers comprehensive nutrition services for typically developing children and specializes in children with special health care needs. Our staff of registered and licensed dietitians provides medical nutrition therapy through assessments, education, and consultations. Our expert professional consultants will develop an individualized nutrition care plan and provide the educational guidance for implementing strategies to enhance the health of a child during each unique stage of development. PEDS, Inc. facilitates the development and promotes the optimal nutrition health and wellness of each child.
As a valuable resource for parents, guardians, school personnel and physicians, PEDS, Inc. will work to coordinate nutrition information to ensure the success of the child’s nutrition therapy. Accordingly, we offer education, resources and a caring qualified team of nutrition professionals to enhance and educate this support system.
Our trained team of professionals at PEDS, Inc. has experience with feeding strategies, offering FEEDS, a therapy clinic, which evaluates, identifies and manages issues that interrupt a child’s ability to eat a healthy diet of a variety of foods and textures.
PEDS, Inc. provides advance and innovative services. We strive for excellence by staying current with the latest research in pediatric nutrition for maximizing overall health and promoting the developmental potential of children for a lifetime.