Guest Blogger

Emily Barker

Emily Barker

As a Holistic Health Counselor, Emily Barker’s mission is to help busy women look and feel their very best and feed their families well. Emily lives in Idaho and is the mother of three children, including a child with Russell Silver Syndrome (, a rare genetic growth disorder, who was fed via a g-tube for 8 years. She is passionate about the impact of food and nutrition in building vibrant, thriving families. Emily received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and she is board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She offers individual, family and group health counseling programs to clients across the United States. She teaches moms how to prioritize their health and pass healthy habits on to their children.

Emily is also the co-administrator of the Boise Food Revolution, which was named one of Jamie Oliver’s top groups in the country in 2011.

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Blog Posts by Emily Barker

  • Planning Makes Perfect

    Planning Makes Perfect

    Moms are busy on weeknights orchestrating homework; driving kids to activities, piano lessons, or sports practice; making dinner; and all that goes into running a household with small children. That 4-8pm timeframe is jam-packed and you want to spend that time relaxing with your family, not preparing lunches. By utilizing a lunch system in your […]

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  • Lunch, the Most Important Meal of the Day

    Lunch, the Most Important Meal of the Day

    I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what about lunch and why is it so important for children? What we eat is what our body uses to nourish, build and repair our cells, blood, bones and muscles. The old adage is true; we literally are what we […]

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  • Condiments Make the Meal

    Condiments Make the Meal

    After a long day and time spent in the kitchen lovingly preparing a healthy meal for your family, the last thing a Mom wants to hear is “I don’t like this” or “this tastes yucky.”  Moms will often at this point avoid the battle and go the short-order cook route and prepare a different food […]

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  • Meal Planning for Kids

    Meal Planning for Kids

    Meal planning can be an overwhelming task for any mom. When putting the plan together you not only have the family’s crazy schedule for the week to consider, but you also have to try and stay on budget and incorporate healthy foods that your kids might actually eat. So why not get the kids involved […]

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    Family Dinner with the Child Who Doesn’t Like to Eat

    There are many benefits to eating together as a family including stronger family bonds, better nutrition and portion sizes, emotional nurturing and a sense of belonging. Kids get to be themselves, feel comfortable and build confidence. It also gives your family a chance to unwind and tune in to each other after a busy day. […]

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