Family Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts
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 all that leftover food? Here are some great ideas and a few recipes from Build A [...]Read full story
Steps for Holiday Meal Planning for the Family
The holiday season is almost right on top of us. For many of us, that can evoke an immediate sense of panic. What are we going to plan for the all-important meal? How do we plan for it and not stress out over trying to decide on what to prepare, how to make everyone happy, [...]Read full story
From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?
Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that there’s even a name for it – neophobia or “the fear of new things”. After observing my patients go through this over and over again I had to ask [...]Read full story
How to turn a Toddler into an Amazing Dinner Guest
When was the last time you asked your child to dine with you? Probably never if you’re like most people. Truth be told, I haven’t either. In fact I just had a Mommy/Daughter dinner date with my 7 year old and I didn’t even ask her to go to dinner, I just assumed (correctly so [...]Read full story
Why are there so many more food allergies today?
You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone from a relative rarity to becoming increasingly commonplace. What is responsible? Well, it just so happens that in 1996 [...]Read full story
Do You Sign YUMMY?
As parents begin to introduce foods to their babies, many of them are giving signals to their baby without even realizing it. Babies look at the human face for longer periods of time in comparison to other objects. The human face is the primary means for learning at this young age. When we sit down face to face [...]Read full story
What nutrients, vitamins and minerals are on your list of “the Greene 13″?
I heard you give a talk about kids’ nutrition. You mentioned the list of nutrients that kids aren’t getting enough of in their diet. In my notes I have “the Greene 13”, but I wasn’t able to take notes…Read full story
Can’t Get Kids to Eat Their Greens? Drink Them Instead!
Frustrated that your kids won’t eat their greens? Ever try drinking them? Green Smoothies are all the rage for a reason and this drink treat may just be the answer to your prayers. This Green Monster Smoothie recipe, also featured in my book, is my fool proof solution. Get your kids making these healthy and delicious drinks with you [...]Read full story
Kid-Friendly Green Monster Smoothie
Instead of always feeling like you want your kids to eat their greens, drink them up instead with this green monster smoothie!Read full story
Whole Wheat Pancake & Waffle Mix- A Pantry Must Have
There have been plenty of sleep deprived mornings where I’ve got to get everyone out the door to school and work and wearily reach for my box of Kodiak Cakes whole wheat pancake mix. Don’t get me wrong, I love Kodiak Cakes. They are easy to make, made from wholesome ingredients and turn out awesome pancakes every [...]Read full story