Three teenage girls, standing profile. One is obese, one is slightly over weight, the third is thin.
    March 5, 2015
    Should Kids Go on a Diet? – #LTKH

    #LTKH (Let's Talk Kids' Health) is the weekly Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene. This week we talked with @DrFlanders and others about the question "Should kids go on a diet?" Here is the…

    Tray of bright red strawberries.
    March 3, 2015
    How to Get Kids to Love Veggies – #LTKH

    Each Monday night we host #LTKH Tweet chat. #LTKH is the hashtag for Let's Talk Kids' Health. The format is simple, @DrGreene, @MsGreene or a guest host interviews a guest expert and everyone is in…

    Baked potatoes with plant-based toppings for a plant based, gluten-free Super Bowl buffet copyright 2015
    January 23, 2015
    Super Bowl Party Food!

    Score big on flavor with a baked potato bar for your Super Bowl party. Let your guests load up baked white potatoes and sweet potatoes with robust toppings. Focus on umami-rich ingredients, ones that …

    Whole fruit and fruit snacks lead to healthy profits at parents concession stands by
    January 21, 2015
    Fruitful School Fund-Raising at your Parents’ Concession Stand

    Raise spirits and funds by using fruit's natural beauty and flavor at your school concession stand. Delicious treats made from vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains are thrifty. Educate parents a…

    Quinoa salad with beet, cucumbers, and chickpeas from Fifty Weeks of Green copyright 2015
    January 20, 2015
    Moms’ Guilt-Free, AYCE Lunch Buffet

    Put together an easy, fun lunch for moms with a plant-powered salad buffet. No one needs to leave hungry because all the food avoids empty calories and dietary concerns. I've found a prime benefit to …

    Beautiful plate of plant-based foods
    December 23, 2014
    Saving the World by Eating Plants Together

    Today, please  join Linda Watson for our second Guest Post in the series "One Thing I'd Change in 2015" -- DrGreene Team I'm dreaming of a world in which shared meals for groups and businesses welcom…

    Woman Eating a Handful of Almonds
    December 19, 2014
    Serve Yourself The Very Best…Food

    As a Mom it always seems there aren’t enough hours in the day.  When I had my first child I was juggling a high-pressure start-up, a husband who was traveling weekly for work on the opposite coast …

    A spoon of sugar above a bowl of white batter
    December 18, 2014
    Sugar Is Now Considered A Drug Are You Overdosing? Are Your Kids?

    Is sugar really a drug? Can we actually be addicted to it? Are you? And how about your kids? Those are frightening thoughts. There are a lot of people in the health world who have been attacking sugar…

    A spoon of sugar above a bowl of white batter
    December 15, 2014
    Sugar Is Now Considered A Drug (So Just How Much Are You Dosing Yourself Or Your Kids)

    Is sugar really a drug? Can we actually be addicted to it? Are you? And how about your kids? Those are frightening thoughts. There are a lot of people in the health world who have been attacking sugar…

    A child holding a heap of Brussels sprouts
    November 3, 2014
    Solution #1: Getting Kids to Eat Real Food: A No Stress Guide

    Coming together around the family table for a home cooked meal is one of the most powerful things you can do for the lifetime health of your kids—and it starts as early as your little one can sit in…

    Teen girl with a questioning look
    September 16, 2014
    Should Kids Count Calories?

    As adults, we might be very focused on exactly how many steps we take each day, can rattle off how many fat grams are in the food on our dinner plate, and how long we have to gut it out in spin class …

    The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy
    March 14, 2014
    1,000 Days: The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy

    Parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy, to have strong bodies and smart minds, and to reach their full potential. It’s a universal wish of every parent. And thankfully putting kids…

    March 11, 2014
    What Colors Have Your Little Ones Eaten Today?

    Through all of the information we receive on how to raise healthy children, we hear consistently that we should feed our families along the color spectrum. The reason is that colorful foods are often …

    Get Messy and Plant a Garden
    February 25, 2014
    Get Messy and Plant a Garden!

    In this age of “germaphobia” I see so many parents chasing their children with hand sanitizer in hopes of keeping them healthy. In today’s post I will discuss how a little dirt may be good for o…

    February 13, 2014
    Getting Kids to Eat More Heart Healthy Foods

    The last time I went through the lunch line at school on a parent visit, the vegetable-du-jour was French fries. The broccoli salad — which wasn’t bad — was left untouched by all but me at the e…

    No Nag Nutrition
    February 12, 2014
    No Nag Nutrition

    Nagging seems to be the unavoidable side effect of having kids. I’m sad to admit that there are days where I don’t want to be around myself, either. It’s no shock, our kids tunes us out when we …

    My heart beets for you
    February 10, 2014
    Why Parents Need to Know About Heart Health

    With four family birthdays this month plus Valentine’s Day, we celebrate a lot in February! Even so, the most important event we celebrate in February is Heart Health Awareness. It’s not by choice…

    Do Men Have Too Much Estrogen
    January 10, 2014
    Do Men Have Too Much Estrogen?

    And how much is too much? Both men and women make both testosterone and estrogen naturally. But obesity in men has caught up to that in women (just 27% of men were obese 15 years ago, and 25% of women…

    Refuel Your Fertility
    January 9, 2014
    Refuel Your Fertility: Eat Better, Exercise Specifically

    Most people know that men’s sperm counts drop with age. But they don’t know that men’s sperm counts are 35% lower than they were just 25 years ago! About 20% of infertility is because men don’…

    Holiday Leftovers
    November 20, 2013
    10 Tips for Using Holiday Leftovers

    A feast is always one of the highlights of the holiday season. We go all out planning, cooking, and yes, eating the feast. But when it’s all done and the table has been cleared, what do we do with a…