Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy

    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 on the right track toward achieving their dreams requires a universal key ingredient: good nutrition, right from the start. Good nutrition […]

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  • Marketing Food to Children

    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 every platform, including sponsored ads on some school’s workbooks. If that’s not bad enough some companies like Coca-Cola […]

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  • Safely Introducing High-Allergen Foods

    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 confusion seems to have caused a growing fear of high allergen foods like peanuts and strawberries, especially when it comes to […]

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  • Starting Solids 101

    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, and the rise of allergies, what should be a joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure can easily feel overwhelming. Well, overwhelm be gone. I’m there for you, […]

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  • Avoiding Overeating

    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 going to control the temptation of the constant barrage of goodies that comes along with the holiday season. One of the […]

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  • Holiday Meal Planning

    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, […]

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    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 were release showing tuna, and many other ocean fish, may contain mercury and PCBs. She was horrified at what she might […]

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    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 number-one most popular food for most kids: White bread for sandwiches Hamburger buns Pasta Pizza crust Cookies Cakes They all add […]

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    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 […]

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  • Probiotics

    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 allergies because some studies have shown that probiotics can lessen the immune reaction against proteins in foods. While there’s no guarantee that probiotics […]

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