Salmon Greenbeans and Potatoes made in a Brava Oven
    “Easy” is the Secret to Family Meals: Five Tools I Use

    It's no secret. I'm a fan of family meals. Eating together as a family while sitting around a table (in front of a TV doesn't count) has been shown to reduce the odds that kids will be overweight, enh…

    White plate of pasta with red sauce. A red plate for red sauce is one way to help picky eaters increase calorie intake.
    Stunning New Techniques to Increase Calorie Intake for Picky Eaters

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As parents, we have a deep instinct to help our children grow well and achieve their potential. When our children are smaller than most others (less than the 5th percentile of wei…

    Dr. Greene speaking ab out picky eaters
    From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?

    Dr. Greene's take on a picky eater... Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that there's even a…

    Teen girl with a questioning look
    Should Kids Count Calories?

    As adults, we might be very focused on exactly how many steps we take each day, can count calories andfat grams in the food on our dinner plate, and how long we have to gut it out in spin class befor…

    Why are there so many more food allergies today?

    Dr. Greene's take on food allergies... 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 th…

    Blueberries and vitamin pills side by side. Dr. Greene 13 most needed for kids.
    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 t…

    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 Suppl…

    Young boy adding salt to a plate of french fries.
    Too much sodium is bad. Hidden sources of sodium are worse!

    Sometimes in the hubbub of today, we miss simple things that can have a lasting impact. This is true for parents and for doctors. As part of my ongoing board certification as a pediatrician, I was thr…

    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey
    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey

    The Food Pyramid: Gone and NOT missed! On June 1, 2011 I logged on to MyPyramid.gov for kids and played their Blast Off Game "An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling …

    Dr. Greene's Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: My organic journey began in a cow pasture, believe it or not. I was walking on a diary farm in Vermont, listening to someone speak about the dramatic improvement in health for a h…

    A Solid Foundation
    A Solid Foundation

    When your children are grown, much of their long-term health will depend on what they ate as kids, nutrition experts reported at the July 1999 National Conference on Advances in Pediatric Nutrition at…