Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts
What is Mindful Eating?
Mindful eating means you are deliberately paying attention to what you are eating, how you are eating it, where you are eating and why you are eating. You are not distracted by outside influences like TV, smart phones, books or computers. You are focused on only 1 task – eating, and you do so with [...]Read full story
How to Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition
As we decorate for the holidays, let us not forget how to plan our menus and adorn our plates with plenty of colorful, whole foods in season. It’s easy when you start thinking of what to serve based on what is in season. Let Mother Nature be your guide.Read full story
How to Navigate Restaurants – Healthier Options for Holiday Dining
Over the holidays, we enjoy the company of family and friends and often times meet up at restaurants to celebrate. These gatherings often result in the average American packing on an extra 5-7 pounds!Read full story
What’s GLA & Why is it essential?
When it comes to which fats, or specifically, which fatty acids the body needs, it can all sound like a alphabet soup – DHA, EPA, ALA and so on. Well, as it turns out, there’s one more to stir into the soup pot – GLA, or gamma linolenic acid, is an essential fatty acid you [...]Read full story
Product Recommendations: What REALLY Works? A Feeding Specialist’s Perspective
As a parent, have you ever thought to yourself “I wish there were some practical tools out there to help me feed my kids!”? Look no further! I will show you my top 4 favorites that are on the walls and in my cabinets at my therapy clinic!Read full story
Amazing Abby-Super Dog!
Have eating fears? Don’t worry super dog is here! (The image has not been altered; this picture was taken while en route to rescue a picky eater.) Meet Abby, my amazing blue heeler! My clients and mother-in-law call her, a “healer”. Abby is a working dog by breed and she is definitely a working dog [...]Read full story
Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal
Stress, panic and fear…the holidays are here! The next two months are usually the most stressful for parents of children with picky eating habits. Tensions are oftentimes high during this season and dining in the homes of extended family members can make a parent feel like they have to hover over their child’s every move [...]Read full story
Positive Language = Positive Results
You lie in wait for your child’s reaction. She sees the new food on her plate. She smells it, and then stabs it with a fork. You’re holding your breath… and… YES she tried it! You are so excited your picky eater just ate a bite of this new food and you shout from the [...]Read full story
The Life of a Feeding Specialist: Why I do what I do
I’ve gotten my nose broken from a flinging arm, a fractured rib from a fleeing kick, a black eye from a flying Sippy cup to name a few injuries. I’ve also spent countless days covered in either: vomit, breast milk, food or other. If you are a parent reading this, you may be thinking, “What’s [...]Read full story
New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier
I’m always delighted when new studies emerge finding unexpected benefits from eating healthy. As a pediatrician passionate about getting kids and families to adopt healthier eating habits, the more evidence I have as to to tempting reasons why, the better. This newest study really makes me smile because the researchers found a connection between happiness [...]Read full story