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…

    Marketing Food to Children
    March 10, 2014
    The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald’s Hope You Never See and You Should Watch NOW!

    Can you guess how much money the food industry spends marketing to kids? It's a shocking amount, but here's the thing -- it's not enough to just turn off the television. Now kids are marketed to on ev…

    Safely Introducing High-Allergen Foods
    January 27, 2014
    Safely Introducing High-Allergen Foods: Deciding what’s right for your baby

    You can’t go very long these days without seeing something about food allergies in the news. While increased awareness is a good thing, it’s hard to tell the good information from the bad. The con…

    Starting Solids 101
    January 25, 2014
    Starting Solids 101: A joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure

    Starting solids is one of the most fun—and most intimidating—milestones of baby's first year. With so much conflicting information about food safety and nutrition, constantly changing guidelines, …

    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 …

    Holiday Meal Planning
    November 18, 2013
    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 …

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    November 1, 2013
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Later studies …

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    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…

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    September 26, 2013
    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 …

    Probiotics
    September 19, 2013
    Probiotics

    My child has lots of food allergies, is it safe to give them probiotics? Are probiotics safe for kids with food allergies? Absolutely! In fact, I especially recommend probiotics for children with alle…

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    September 18, 2013
    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I'm not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference i…

    Autism Dietary Needs and Schools
    September 12, 2013
    Autism Dietary Needs and Schools: Making It Work

    As research emerges demonstrating that certain dietary changes may improve the signs and symptoms of ASD, more parents are placing their children on supplements or restricting certain foods from their…

    After-School Hunger
    September 6, 2013
    Beat the After-School Hunger

    Your kids hit the front door after school and what is the first thing out of their mouths? “I’m starving!” And it’s said with enough enthusiasm that you would think they hadn’t eaten all day…

    Avoiding the Lunch Box Blues
    September 5, 2013
    Avoiding the Lunch Box Blues

    If you have school age children, then you probably know all about the smashed banana or sandwich in the bottom of the lunch sack. It doesn’t take long before kids start to get tired of the same old …

    Rise and Shine for Breakfast Time
    September 4, 2013
    Rise and Shine for Breakfast Time

    We all know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Then why are approximately 8-12 percent of school age children skipping breakfast? By the time kids hit their teens, a…

    Nutrition School Performance
    September 3, 2013
    Nutrition and School Performance: Does it Really Matter?

    Back to school season can be a struggle for many parents. Trying to make sure that our kids get healthy meals and snacks throughout the day can seem almost overwhelming. Why is it so important? Well, …

    Meal Planning During the School Year
    September 2, 2013
    5 Tips for Meal Planning During the School Year

    For most of us, school has either started back up again or will be starting in the next few days. That means evening homework, sports activities, band activities, etc. You know, all the things that go…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing how to get the most from gluten-free
    August 21, 2013
    Get the Goods on Gluten-Free

    There's been lots of news (and a good deal of misinformation) about gluten, and in particular the benefits of gluten-free products. As with fat-free, sugar-free, sodium-free, etc. almost always someth…

    messy fingers
    August 16, 2013
    Should Kids Play with their Food?

    Playing with food is usually not considered a good thing but I think it can be, especially for babies and toddlers that are resistant to trying new foods. It is natural for little ones to be cautious …

    five a day
    August 15, 2013
    How to Get Your Kids Eating 5 A Day!

    Why should your kids be eating a rainbow every day? Each color group provides a unique set of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. When kids eat from the 5 color groups it becomes an easy and fun wa…