The Power of Self-Feeding Skills: It’s more than just a mess!

    I'm embarrassed to admit it, but even just the mention of "self-feeding" makes me shudder. Given my background in child development and expertise in infant and toddler feeding, it's scandalous to say …

    All About Yogurt: An unexpectedly wonderful first food for baby

    In my client practice, where I work with parents to help them fit healthy cooking and family eating into their busy lives, I get tons of questions about which foods are the best to start solids. Hands…

    Embrace the Puree!

    In the scheme of things, making homemade baby food is simple business (and totally worth it!). Roast or steam, puree and freeze. No big deal, right? Well, as any busy parent knows, even the simplest t…

    Safely Introducing High-Allergen Foods: Deciding what’s right for your baby

    You can't go very long these days without seeing something about food allergies in the news. While increased awareness is a good thing, it's hard to tell the good information from the bad. The confusi…

    Starting Solids 101: A joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure

    Starting solids is one of the most fun?and most intimidating?milestones of baby's first year. With so much conflicting information about food safety and nutrition, constantly changing guidelines, and …

    15 Foods You Don’t Have to Eat Organic and Why

    Every bit of food you put in your body has a story, and that story inevitably transfers itself to your cells, tissues, and organs. Most synthetic chemical artificial pesticides that children accumulat…

    How Men Think About Food and Sex: Part 2

    In Part 1, I covered the health benefits of sex. Well, a few of them, anyway. Here in Part 2, I help you in the grocery store. Almost half of grocery store shoppers are men, up from 16% 30 years ago. …

    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 all…

    Steps for Holiday Meal Planning for the Family

    The holiday season is almost right on top of us. For many of us, that can evoke an immediate sense of panic. What are we going to plan for the all-important meal? How do we plan for it and not stress …

    How to turn a Toddler into an Amazing Dinner Guest

    When was the last time you asked your child to dine with you? Probably never if you're like most people. Truth be told, I haven't either. In fact I just had a Mommy/Daughter dinner date with my 7 year…

    Dr. Alan Greene discussing the increase in food allergies in children
    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…

    Do You Sign YUMMY?

    As parents begin to introduce foods to their babies, many of them are giving signals to theirbabywithout even realizing it.Babies look at the human face for longer periods of time in comparison to…

    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…

    Can’t Get Kids to Eat Their Greens? Drink Them Instead!

    Frustrated that your kids won't eat their greens? Ever trydrinkingthem? Green Smoothies are all the rage for a reason and this drink treat may just be the answer to your prayers. This Green Monster…

    Whole Wheat Pancake & Waffle Mix- A Pantry Must Have

    There have been plenty of sleep deprived mornings where I've got to get everyone out the door to school and work and wearily reach for my box ofKodiak Cakeswhole wheat pancake mix. Don't get me wron…

    Oatmeal in the Crock Pot

    You know some days are going to be packed -- so packed there's hardly time to eat breakfast, much less cook breakfast. Enter make-the-night-before meals! Back when I first had Kenya, I discovered my c…

    Colorful bowl of oatmeal with super food add-ins make this a brainy breakfast.
    Brainy Breakfast

    Kids go through different motivational stages. Right now my kids are into things that makes them feel smart or strong and that includes food. For example, if I put something like roast carrots on thei…

    Breakfast Quesadilla

    This week we're going to talk about breakfast. We all know it's important, but some times it just sneaks up on us. You would think that for someone who cooks as much as I do, I would have a fridge ful…

    The Sneaky Smoothie

    Do you need to find a way to get your kids to "eat" their vegetables? Maybe when you serve your child spinach he or she looks up at you with adorning eyes and says, "Oh thank you Mom. May I have secon…

    5 Reasons for Menu Planning

    Do you feel like you spend a "fortune" on groceries and yet you never have anything at home to fix for dinner? With a little planning you can know ahead of time what your family will be having each ni…