Milk may do a body good, but it’s not the only way to balance a child’s diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Marko Paulic, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of milk, as well as some alternatives that may offer the same nutritional support.
Choosing a milk or milk substitute can be complicated. What is best for kids? Is soy milk better than cow’s milk? Is 2 percent better than skim? Akron Children’s Hospital dietitian Danielle Dimengo said there are no simple answers, but she helps navigate the array of choices. Plant-based milk substitutes such as almond, soy, rice and […]
Milk is the most common food allergy in children, affecting up to 2% of American youth. An allergy to milk is not to be confused with lactose intolerance. When someone is lactose intolerant, they can’t properly digest the sugar found in milk and dairy products. Symptoms include bloating, cramps and stomach pain. A milk allergy, […]
Akron Children’s Hospital dietitian Danielle Dimengo discusses the numerous milk options that sit in the grocery’s dairy case alongside cow’s milk, vying for the consumer’s attention. These include almond, cashew, soy and hemp milk. Originally aired on WJW TV (Fox 8) April 17, 2017.
For active and bubbly McKenna Hale, a typical day would start and end with a glass of milk. Her parents, much like many, never thought twice when she asked for a glass. It wasn’t until a whirlwind trip to the pediatrician, emergency room (ER) and hematology inpatient unit at Akron Children’s did they realize […]