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…

    Avoiding Overeating
    November 19, 2013
    Tips for Avoiding Overeating During the Holidays

    Here come the holidays and with them comes food, food and more food. If you believe the old saying, “through the lips and onto the hips”, you’re probably already stressing out over how you’re …

    October 17, 2013
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    What popular kids' food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it's absorbed? You guessed it, processed white flour. But here's the surprising kicker, it's the num…

    Picky Eating at Dinner
    April 12, 2013
    Picky Eating at Dinner

    As a feeding therapist, I work closely with the parents of picky eaters.  Parents are often stressed and have tried everything in their power to get their kids to eat nutritious foods.  When I ask a…

    Picky Eating in the School Cafeteria
    April 11, 2013
    Picky Eating in the School Cafeteria

    Most parents tell me that their elementary school child has 20 to 25 minutes to enter the school cafeteria,  search for his lunchbox buried in a portable tub, find a place to sit, open all the contai…

    Picky Eating at Lunch
    April 10, 2013
    Picky Eating at Lunch

    The following is #3 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Parents tell me that lunch is typically the best meal of the day for picky eaters – meaning they’ll eat …

    Picky Eating at Breakfast
    April 9, 2013
    Picky Eating at Breakfast

    The following is #2 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Ah, breakfast! The most important meal of the day, right? If you are parenting a picky eater, it can also be …

    Gluten Free
    July 31, 2010
    Gluten Free

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Gluten is a composite of two proteins of some grass-related grains, including: wheat (including kamut and spelt) barley rye malt triticale In the last few years, awareness of glut…

    A Victory Garden, of Sorts
    March 20, 2009
    A Victory Garden, of Sorts

    I read this week that America’s First Family will be planting a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, an expansive, beautiful deluxe 1,100-square-foot plot with 55 kinds of vegetables and herbs …