Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern
    September 25, 2012
    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern

    I'd like to thank co-author Ashley Koff, RD for her initiative on this issue. More of her work can be seen at AskleyKoffApproved.com. You’ve heard the news, and in sets panic. Have I been inadverten…

    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Take Your Kids
    July 26, 2012
    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Take Your Kids

    Generally, I hate shopping, and I especially hate shopping with kids in tow. Yet shopping with my kids at my small not-too-crowded farmer's market is always a positive experience. I don't have to put …

    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Save Money
    July 26, 2012
    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Save Money

    Shopping at the farmers market means all of your money goes to the farmer, and none to the middlemen and advertisers, which often means cheaper prices for you. Here are some tips for making your dolla…

    Enjoy Eating Seasonally
    July 25, 2012
    Enjoy Eating Seasonally

    I love that shopping at the farmers market takes all the mental effort out of shopping locally and in season. When I shop at the farmers market I don't have to decide if I'm willing to eat organic blu…

    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Find a Market, Get to Know the Farmers
    July 24, 2012
    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Find a Market, Get to Know the Farmers

    Interested in shopping at the farmers market? Here are some tips to get you started. (more…)…

    Why I Love the Farmers Market
    July 23, 2012
    Why I Love the Farmers Market

    I buy almost all of my produce at the farmers market. It’s the only place I shop on a weekly basis. There are so many benefits that come from this direct producer-to-consumer arrangement.  Here are…

    Little Chef
    May 8, 2012
    Little Chef

    I have always loved to cook. My mom will tell you stories about me going through recipes as a child and making things that I could not even pronounce. She was great at letting me experiment and not tr…

    Laughter is the Best Dessert
    March 30, 2012
    Laughter is the Best Dessert

    I don’t believe in using “sneaky” tactics to get my child to eat better. The closest I have ever come to this, however, was a bit of fun I would play with my daughter when she was a toddler. (mo…

    Take a Food Adventure
    March 29, 2012
    Take a Food Adventure

    I’ve taken my daughter to the farmers market nearly every weekend since she was three months old. She graduated from her perch in the front carrier, smiling out at all she saw, to her favorite “ri…

    A Feast for All Senses: Engaging All the Senses in Food Play
    March 28, 2012
    A Feast for All Senses: Engaging All the Senses in Food Play

    Good food is a complete sensory experience. If your child is having trouble with getting past the barrier to taste at the table, maybe its time to engage all of his other senses long before the dinner…

    Which Milk is Best
    March 27, 2012
    Which milk is best — soy, rice, almond, or reindeer?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Allergies to the proteins in cow's milk are not uncommon at 18 months old. Thankfully, most kids that age will outgrow them. In the meantime, breast milk is, of course, the best m…

    The Role of Play in a Child's Healthy Food Attitude
    March 27, 2012
    The Role of Play in a Child’s Healthy Food Attitude

    These days toy kitchens range from pink 1940s retro to a state-of-the art outdoor play grill. While most of us parents are choosing play food settings with things in mind like durability and “just w…

    Fun is the Secret Ingredient to Healthy Food Attitudes
    March 26, 2012
    Fun is the Secret Ingredient to Healthy Food Attitudes

    Sometimes as parents we get so focused on what our children are eating (or not eating) that we miss out on a very important part of the experience: the how. Of course, table manners are important, and…

    Take Action: Be A Citizen
    March 23, 2012
    Take Action: Be A Citizen

    So what can you do to help stop the misuse of antibiotics and prevent the growth of superbugs? (more…)…

    The Real Cost of Food and Why You Should "Vote with Your Dollars"
    March 22, 2012
    The Real Cost of Food and Why You Should “Vote with Your Dollars”

    Now that we've talked about how to identify meat and poultry products raised without antibiotics, it's time to get real. Antibiotic free food costs more. Organic food (and choosing organic is one of t…

    What's a Superbug?
    March 20, 2012
    What’s a Superbug?

    Yesterday I introduced some pretty scary statistics about antibiotic resistance and today I want to go into more depth about how it all works. (more…)…

    The Link Between Farms, Foodborne Illness, and Antibiotic Resistance
    March 19, 2012
    The Link Between Farms, Foodborne Illness, and Antibiotic Resistance

    Here's a scary statistic: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 48 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States every year, causing 3,000 deaths and 128,000…

    Slow Cook Your Way to Easy and Inexpensive Dinners
    March 2, 2012
    Slow Cook Your Way to Easy and Inexpensive Dinners

    I’m a huge fan of using slow cookers. I love waking up to a ready to eat breakfast and coming home to a dinner I only need to put finishing touches on. Of course, you have to do a little work ahead …

    Homemade Treats Made Healthier
    March 1, 2012
    Homemade Treats Made Healthier

    Everyone loves a treat now and then and eating healthier doesn’t mean leaving everything you love behind. To start you just need to make a few substitutions in your existing recipes. (more…)…

    Whole Grains for the Whole Family
    February 29, 2012
    Whole Grains for the Whole Family

    Whole grains is a buzz word but it’s around for good reason, because whole grains really are better for you. Most grains are processed from their original form. For instance steel cut oats are cut i…