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Pregnancy

Video: Trying to Conceive or Already Pregnant? The Importance of Folic Acid, aka Vitamin B9

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If you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant, a vitamin B9 or folic acid, dietary supplement should be a part of your daily routine. Dr. Gregory Ward, a UK-based obstetrician and gynecologist, explores the foods rich in folic acid and why adding a vitamin B9 supplement to your diet is important at this stage of life.

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Pregnancy

Video – Which Nutrients Support a Healthy Pregnancy?

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Globally, premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and it can also lead to long-term neurodevelopmental problems, including learning difficulties and issues with hearing and vision. With World Prematurity Day observed on November 17, now is the time to learn how you can support the health of you and your growing baby.

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Kids

Video: Thinking About a Multivitamin for Your School-Aged Kid?

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School-aged kids have important nutrient intake needs to support their growth and development. Mother and registered dietician, Lucy Jones, shares tips on how to nourish your growing children.

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Kids

Do your kids really need calcium and vitamin D?

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One would think that kids would have an adequate consumption of dairy products to prevent deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium, but studies have shown that this is not always the case.

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Pregnancy

Video: The Importance of Nutrition During the First 1,000 Days of Life

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Dr. Gregory Ward, a UK-based obstetrician and gynecologist, discusses the first 1,000 days of a child’s development, which starts from the moment of conception until his or her second birthday. Learn about the key nutrients that make up the “Big 3 for Baby and Me” during the first 1,000 days of life.

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Pregnancy

Video: Vitamin D – A Big 3 Nutrient for Maternal and Infant Health

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In time for Mother’s Day, Dr. Gregory Ward shines a spotlight on one of the “Big 3 for Baby and Me” nutrients – vitamin D.

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Preconception

Healthy Partner, Healthy Sperm: 7 Steps to Healthy Male Fertility

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The pressure to get pregnant is often placed solely on women, but you need a healthy egg and a sperm cell to create a baby. Listen up men – learn 7 ways you can take control of your reproductive health.

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Pregnancy

#GiveThemTomorrow – 4 Steps to Support a Full-Term Pregnancy

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The Brightest team is joining the #WorldPrematurityDay conversation and offering four steps to help support a full-term pregnancy. #GiveThemTomorrow. Watch the video now.

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Babies & Nursing

Fatty Friends Your Baby Needs – DHA and ARA

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Just as peanut butter and jelly go together, there are two fats that should always be found together to help support the growth and development of infants – DHA omega-3 and ARA omega-6.

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Toddlers

Milk for Toddlers – Traditional Cow’s Milk or Fortified?

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As parents transition their toddlers to milk, an important question arises – which milk to use?

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