Nutrition Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Product Recommendations: What REALLY Works? A Feeding Specialist’s Perspective

    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!

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  • Amazing Abby-Super Dog!

    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 […]

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  • Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal

    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 […]

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  • Positive Language = Positive Results

    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 […]

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  • The Life of a Feeding Specialist: Why I do what I do

    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 […]

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  • New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier

    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 […]

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  • Use That Whole Chicken! Easy Chicken Broth

    Use That Whole Chicken! Easy Chicken Broth

    We know that it’s cheaper to buy a whole organic chicken than to buy it in parts. I still don’t personally have a use for the bag of innards, but I finally have a way to make the most out of that meatless back portion and the dinky little wings!

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  • You Could Have Celiac Disease & Not Even Know It

    You Could Have Celiac Disease & Not Even Know It

    I don’t recall ever hearing of it when I was growing up, but today celiac disease is nearly epidemic. Once considered a rare autoimmune disorder, celiac disease now affects 1 out of every 133 Americans, a ratio that may be even higher if you include wheat and gluten allergies and sensitivities that are not diagnosed […]

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  • Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern

    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 inadvertently poisoning my family with arsenic? We share your concerns and as such created the following to help you where it […]

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  • Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Take Your Kids

    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 them in a cart (my market is small enough that I let my 3 and 5-year-old wander a bit as long […]

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