Family Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts
Tips to Shopping at The Farmers’ Market
With summer comes the abundance of fresh, local produce at farmers’ markets across the country. But how do you find the closest? We’ve pulled together some fabulous resources to help you plan out your next, or even your very first, trip to the farmers’ market. We’ll also touch base on how to find a local […]Read full story
Ten Steps to An Unprocessed Pantry
The foundation of unprocessed eating is a healthy pantry. I have a tried and true list of ingredients that come to my rescue over and over again. With the pantry basics I can create almost any dish my family requests. I promise these items will make your kitchen happier! Clean out the junk and invest in a few […]Read full story
Ten Ways to Stop Overfeeding Your Family
I had the opportunity to attend a food talk with Mark Bittman, writer of all things ‘foodly’. It was to discuss his latest book, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes. It’s simple really. Eat less meat. He’s not a vegetarian; he’s not dogmatic about healthy food. He just reversed the proportions […]Read full story
Reduce Food Waste by Planning Ahead
It’s practically impossible to maintain a healthful diet without planning. Before I started The Fresh 20, I wasted pounds and pounds of farmer’s market bounty because I didn’t plan to eat; I only planned to stock the fridge. If standing in front of the fridge with a blank stare on your face sounds faintly familiar, […]Read full story
5 Ways to Get Fresh
Summer is a great time to establish fresh habits. With so many great fruits and vegetables it’s a great time to make healthy changes and the perfect opportunity to #getfresh food habits. Here are five simple ways to start with health and happiness today. Go Green Increasing vegetables is a sure fire way to improve […]Read full story
Getting Kids to Eat Healthy
I have been in an uproar lately after seeing the documentary Fed Up. The film follows the lives of four teens who are struggling with obesity. They are trying to lose weight, but can’t. The film sheds light on just how much added sugar is in some processed foods and it was shocking to me. […]Read full story
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 picked right from the earth. Plant foods contribute to our natural defense systems with their protective phytonutrients. Plus, we know as […]Read full story
Fun Foods to Grow in the Garden
As a pediatrician who is committed to preventing disease, I’ve become more invested in making sure my patients benefit from a protective diet of whole foods. Gardening is one of tne more useful tools I have used to promote healthy eating. As I discussed in earlier posts, kids who garden are more likely to prefer […]Read full story
And Now Let’s Get the Garden Growing!
Hopefully my post on Dig Up 5 Great Lessons When You Garden with Kids has convinced you that starting a garden will be not only beneficial to your kids but also a lot of fun. You have also learned about the great tools you need. So how do you get started? Let me begin by […]Read full story
For A Great Garden Make Sure You Have Great Tools!
I have enjoyed gardening with my kids at home, and for the past few years I have also enjoyed heading up a gardening project at their school. As a pediatrician it’s been awesome to see these kids eating the great food they grow and knowing that they are building healthy habits. What I have learned […]Read full story