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…

    Watermelon Cake
    August 14, 2013
    Fun with Watermelon

    When you think of a summer time fruit, watermelon is on the top of the list for most of us and for good reason! They are juicy, crunchy and colorful. Watermelon has a very high water content amount, a…

    snack presentation
    August 13, 2013
    Food Presentation for Kids

    Before we actually take a bite of food we start eating...with our eyes! They tell our brain what it will taste like via a whole series of learned and natural responses and we taste what we think we sh…

    picky eater
    August 12, 2013
    Don’t Give Up on your Picky Eater

    Feeding a picky eater can be one of the most stressful things a parent has to do. It’s frustrating, worrisome, stressful, annoying, disappointing and downright exasperating at times. It can be reall…

    Do you sign Yummy
    July 30, 2013
    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 compariso…

    the Greene 13
    July 17, 2013
    What nutrients, vitamins and minerals are on your list of “the Greene 13″?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: By some estimates, 98% of kids don’t regularly eat the recommended number of servings of different food groups each day. As a result, even though the typical American child eats…

    Meals and Nutrition
    June 26, 2013
    Making Meals and Nutrition a Family Affair

    Children learn from their parents. If you want your kids to eat responsibly take a look at what you are putting on your own plate. Make smart food choices a family affair and make it fun for everyone …

    Nutrition and Wellness
    May 1, 2013
    Nutrition for Mom & Wellness for Baby: Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Your Baby

    We now know that babies are born with over 300 chemicals in their blood stream, I bring this up a lot because I think people just don’t believe it, (I hardly can, still) but you can read the study c…

    Giving Kids a Place at the Table
    April 8, 2013
    Giving Kids a Place at the Table

    How much does your family spend on groceries? Could you live on $3 a person each day? For many Americans, that’s what you might spend on a coffee. But, for the nearly 50 million Americans on the Sup…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal
    March 5, 2013
    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal

    One of my biggest "before and after" shifts as a new parent has been in my perception of what family mealtime should look like. Before I actually had  children, I held a Rockwell-esque fantasy in min…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    February 5, 2013
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal pr…

    Global Foods At the Family Table
    January 14, 2013
    Global Foods At the Family Table

    Serving global cuisines at the family table is more than just having fun with food. Beyond it being an opportunity to expand your children’s palate, serving global foods is an opportunity for them t…

    Fluoride and Flame Retardants
    January 4, 2013
    Fluoride and Flame Retardants

    Fluoride is a huge topic of debate around the country in regards to city water supplies.  There really should be no debate on this, because the extensive body of scientific research on the subject sh…

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children
    January 1, 2013
    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Parents are often torn between the perceived health benefits of eating an “organic” diet and the increased cost of organically grown or raised foods.  It is important to discuss the potential hea…