February 25, 2014
    Get Messy and Plant a Garden!

    In this age of “germaphobia” I see so many parents chasing their children with hand sanitizer in hopes of keeping them healthy. In today’s post I will discuss how a little dirt may be good for o…

    February 13, 2014
    Getting Kids to Eat More Heart Healthy Foods

    The last time I went through the lunch line at school on a parent visit, the vegetable-du-jour was French fries. The broccoli salad — which wasn’t bad — was left untouched by all but me at the e…

    February 12, 2014
    No Nag Nutrition

    Nagging seems to be the unavoidable side effect of having kids. I’m sad to admit that there are days where I don’t want to be around myself, either. It’s no shock, our kids tunes us out when we …

    February 10, 2014
    Why Parents Need to Know About Heart Health

    With four family birthdays this month plus Valentine’s Day, we celebrate a lot in February! Even so, the most important event we celebrate in February is Heart Health Awareness. It’s not by choice…

    January 10, 2014
    Do Men Have Too Much Estrogen?

    And how much is too much? Both men and women make both testosterone and estrogen naturally. But obesity in men has caught up to that in women (just 27% of men were obese 15 years ago, and 25% of women…

    January 9, 2014
    Refuel Your Fertility: Eat Better, Exercise Specifically

    Most people know that men’s sperm counts drop with age. But they don’t know that men’s sperm counts are 35% lower than they were just 25 years ago! About 20% of infertility is because men don’…

    November 20, 2013
    10 Tips for Using Holiday Leftovers

    A feast is always one of the highlights of the holiday season. We go all out planning, cooking, and yes, eating the feast. But when it’s all done and the table has been cleared, what do we do with a…

    November 19, 2013
    Tips for Avoiding Overeating During the Holidays

    Here come the holidays and with them comes food, food and more food. If you believe the old saying, “through the lips and onto the hips”, you’re probably already stressing out over how you’re …

    April 12, 2013
    Picky Eating at Dinner

    As a feeding therapist, I work closely with the parents of picky eaters.  Parents are often stressed and have tried everything in their power to get their kids to eat nutritious foods.  When I ask a…

    April 11, 2013
    Picky Eating in the School Cafeteria

    Most parents tell me that their elementary school child has 20 to 25 minutes to enter the school cafeteria,  search for his lunchbox buried in a portable tub, find a place to sit, open all the contai…

    April 10, 2013
    Picky Eating at Lunch

    The following is #3 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Parents tell me that lunch is typically the best meal of the day for picky eaters – meaning they’ll eat …

    April 9, 2013
    Picky Eating at Breakfast

    The following is #2 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Ah, breakfast! The most important meal of the day, right? If you are parenting a picky eater, it can also be …

    Gluten Free
    July 31, 2010
    Gluten Free

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It can be a challenge to go gluten free! Gluten is a composite of two proteins of some grass-related grains, including: wheat (including kamut and spelt) barley rye malt triticale…

    A Victory Garden, of Sorts
    March 20, 2009
    A Victory Garden, of Sorts

    Dr. Greene's perspective on making a victory garden at the White House... I read this week that America’s First Family will be planting a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, an expansive, beau…

    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…

    Slip-Up
    November 3, 2006
    Slip-Up

    Today was the first known slip-up of the second year of my organic journey. But the real slip might not be what you think. (more…)…

    Family Mealtime All for One and One for All
    April 1, 2005
    Family Mealtime: All for One and One for All

    When I was a child and my family was gathered together for a meal, my father would sometimes look each of us in the eye and say, “All for one, and one for all.” We eagerly repeated this to each ot…

    Kid-Friendly Whole Grain Cereals
    October 7, 2004
    Kid-Friendly Whole Grain Cereals

    Kids in America simply do not eat enough whole grains for optimal health and development. Most parents would love for them to eat more, but kids often balk at the taste. They average eating less than …

    January 13, 2003
    Juices and Sports Drinks

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Juices made from the whole fruit without straining out the fiber are better for kids than those that aren't. Some filtered juices are little better than soda! Sports drinks are ok…

    Eating Disorders in Teens
    March 29, 2001
    Eating Disorders in Teens

    Nearly one sixth of high school boys and one third of high school girls show some of the symptoms of an eating disorder, according to a presentation at the 2001 annual meeting of The Society for Adole…