With Kids, Brunch is the Ticket
    January 17, 2013
    With Kids, Brunch is the Ticket

    I love having people over to eat. Dinner parties were my specialty until I had two children! Now, brunch is the ticket at my place. I start the day with a bang and can still get to bed at a decent tim…

    Save Money While Eating Healthier Meat
    January 16, 2013
    Save Money While Eating Healthier Meat

    Nearly two years ago I made an important decision to eat only organic, local and/or ethically raised meat. Even in New York City, it’s a tall order. At first, I was tempted by convenience to grab ch…

    Healthier Baking with Yogurt
    January 15, 2013
    Healthier Baking with Yogurt

    Though I’m known for healthy cooking, I’ve got to be honest: my idea of healthy baking is simply to stick to whole ingredients that are organic and as unprocessed as possible. Organic butter, chec…

    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier
    November 1, 2012
    Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier

    I’m always delighted when studies emerge finding unexpected benefits from eating healthy. As a pediatrician passionate about getting kids and families to adopt healthier eating habits, the more evid…

    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…

    Tending the Garden Within
    June 19, 2012
    Tending the Garden Within

    One of my favorite gardening activities is digging potatoes. Rich soil hides delicious, nutritious gems like the ones in the image above from our garden. (more…)…

    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice
    February 16, 2012
    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice

    You may have seen headlines based on a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives about arsenic and organic brown rice syrup. Many of the headlines mention concern about the implications for…

    Early Puberty in Girls
    January 18, 2012
    Early Puberty in Girls

    Dr. Greene's take on early puberty: Question: My 8 yr old daughter is showing signs of premature onset of pubery; she has adult-grade underarm odor, blemishes, headaches, and a few hairs under her arm…

    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful
    November 21, 2011
    Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful

    Last Thanksgiving I announced a bold campaign, spearheaded by an amazing band of volunteers, to upgrade babies’ first foods to real foods – and babies’ first grains to whole grains – and to do…

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday
    October 24, 2011
    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share – we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsor…

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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…

    The Organic Movement Report
    May 25, 2011
    The Organic Movement Report

    The Washington Post released a report today titled, The Organic Movement. The Post looked at current research, and interviewed organic farmers and other organic leaders for their insights. I was asked…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    May 11, 2011
    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    I remember, not long ago, seeing many children with ear infections every day I was in the office – children that were often up screaming the night before. Today it’s not surprising to go an entire…

    All-star-Foods
    March 15, 2011
    All-star Foods

    Here is my list of all-star foods to prevent and repair damage from environmental toxins: (more…)…

    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011
    January 5, 2011
    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011

    I remember being a child and hearing my parents talk about how fast time was moving. Now I’m the parent and I know what they were talking about. But not only is time moving more quickly for us as ad…

    Choose Your Future
    October 3, 2010
    Choose Your Future

    Every time you choose a food, you choose your future – the future of your body, your community, our land, our water, and our air. You might be choosing a future that’s better, that’s worse, or …

    Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe
    August 31, 2010
    Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

    This coconut-crusted salmon is the kind of fish dish that’s seen on menus at high-end restaurants, yet this recipe is surprisingly easy. It’s quick enough to whip up any time you crave a special t…

    Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe
    August 18, 2010
    Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe

    This hearty chicken and tortellini soup fits the bill when you are sick or have sick kids. It is a soup that is quick, nutritious, warm and bubbly, all the right elements for sick-bed comfort food. T…

    Wild Rice and Apple Salad Recipe
    August 13, 2010
    Wild Rice and Apple Salad Recipe

    ti Throw whatever happens to be in the fridge, (parsley, dried cranberries, pine nuts and crumbled goat cheese this time), and you’ll have a healthy and filling meal in mere minutes. Wild rice with …

    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe: Healthy and Yummy

    Your kids will love these lemon kale chips.  They are a healthy alternative to greasy chips from a bag. You can use curly kale (as in the photo above), or dino (lacinto) kale or any other type. As a…