May 13, 2013
    Kids in the Kitchen – Joy or Disaster?

    Ok, I will admit that cooking with my kids can be a lot harder at times (most of the time) than cooking by myself. I like to cook.  I find cooking therapeutic. Cooking with kids is not always therape…

    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 …

    April 8, 2013
    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 Sup…

    March 17, 2013
    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 th…

    Global Foods At the Family Table
    January 14, 2013
    Global Foods At the Family Table

    Serving global cuisines at the family table is more than just having fun with food. Beyond it being an opportunity to expand your children’s palate, serving global foods is an opportunity for them t…

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    June 2, 2011
    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 fuelin…

    Creating a Fruit & Veggie Culture in the Home
    December 1, 2010
    Creating a Fruit & Veggie Culture in the Home

    What we surround ourselves with makes a huge difference in the habits we fall into.  If you want your kids to eat fruits and vegetables an important thing to do is to create an environment to encoura…

    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…

    Dr. Greene's Organic Journey: Is it right for your family?
    September 10, 2008
    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
    July 30, 1999
    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…