Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    July 31, 2013
    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone f…

    Table Talk- 5 Conversation Starters for Dinner Time
    May 14, 2013
    Table Talk: 5 Conversation Starters for Dinner Time

    When you think of happy families sitting around the table eating dinner do you conjure up thoughts of “Leave it to Beaver” or some other old sitcom? The mother walking around in her apron, high he…

    You Could Have Celiac Disease & Not Even Know It
    September 28, 2012
    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 Americ…

    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: 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…)…

    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…

    perspectives-family-dinner
    February 20, 2012
    Family Dinner with the Child Who Doesn’t Like to Eat

    There are many benefits to eating together as a family including stronger family bonds, better nutrition and portion sizes, emotional nurturing and a sense of belonging. Kids get to be themselves, fee…

    Sugar Sweetness: Maybe not so Sweet
    February 6, 2012
    Sugar Sweetness: Maybe not so Sweet

    Sugar... we all love its’ delicious sweetness it offers to our foods but do we need to be concerned about the effects it has on our body? Well, yes, we do. The bottom line about sugar and really, to…

    Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Moms
    January 9, 2012
    Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Moms

    Busy moms need to start their days on the right foot, loaded up with all the right types of foods!  Here are a few grab-and-go ideas to get you running with a full tank! (more…)…

    Gluten Free
    July 31, 2010
    Gluten Free

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Gluten is a composite of two proteins of some grass-related grains, including: wheat (including kamut and spelt) barley rye malt triticale In the last few years, awareness of glut…

    Protection from Past Lead Damage
    January 29, 2010
    Protection from Past Lead Damage

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Theresa, I’m so glad you asked! When we get lead in our mouths, it makes its way into our bloodstreams where it can cause damage to our brains and other organs. Our bodies take …

    How Much Food Does a Child Need
    February 18, 2007
    How Much Food Does a Child Need Each Day?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids can benefit from dietary improvements at any age. Quality foods  make a difference when they are young, and their brains are growing most rapidly. It also makes a huge diffe…

    Milk Soy Protein Intolerance
    June 15, 2003
    Milk Soy Protein Intolerance

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Bloody stools (and fussiness) are often the symptoms that lead people to suspect MSPI. Breastfeeding is great for kids with MSPI, but be aware that they can also be sensitive to s…

    Milk Allergy
    June 6, 2003
    Milk Allergy

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: One of the most common reasons for blood in a young baby’s stools is an allergy to the cow’s milk protein in dairy products. The same allergy that can cause inflammation in th…

    Healthy Snacking
    January 30, 2003
    Healthy Snacking

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Forcing specific foods on children usually backlashes on you. Even if you get kids to eat them, they will often not like them when they are older. What we've recently done with ou…

    Food Phases
    January 29, 2003
    Food Phases

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids will often find a food they enjoy and stick with it almost exclusively for a while. Apples and other fruits and vegetables are great choices. The biggest problem from apples …

    Sources of Protein
    January 28, 2003
    Sources of Protein

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Kids can certainly grow well without meat. They do need protein, but there are plenty of non-meat sources. If kids get 12 to 16 ounces of milk per day, then about 2 ounces more of…

    Milk Flavorings
    January 21, 2003
    Milk Flavorings: Good, Bad, or Neither?

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Strawberry or chocolate milk still has less sugar than most juices and lots of protein and calcium. Getting plenty of calcium is very important during the teenage years because th…

    Breakfast Battles
    January 5, 2003
    Breakfast Battles

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Breakfast is indeed an important meal. Research has shown that it's very important to learning. On average, kids who eat breakfast, score better on learning tests and behave bette…