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…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal
    March 5, 2013
    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal

    One of my biggest "before and after" shifts as a new parent has been in my perception of what family mealtime should look like. Before I actually had  children, I held a Rockwell-esque fantasy in min…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    February 5, 2013
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal pr…

    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…

    Fluoride and Flame Retardants
    January 4, 2013
    Fluoride and Flame Retardants

    Fluoride is a huge topic of debate around the country in regards to city water supplies.  There really should be no debate on this, because the extensive body of scientific research on the subject sh…

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children
    January 1, 2013
    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Parents are often torn between the perceived health benefits of eating an “organic” diet and the increased cost of organically grown or raised foods.  It is important to discuss the potential hea…

    Sugar Shock – Holiday Sweets without Added Sugar
    December 14, 2012
    Sugar Shock – Holiday Sweets without Added Sugar

    They holidays are synonymous with celebrations and parties filled with extra treats and sweets.  We can enjoy these festivities with fervor and flavor without all the added sugar that contributing to…

    Engaging Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs for the Holidays
    December 13, 2012
    Engaging Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs for the Holidays

    School is out for the holidays and your kids are looking for something fun to do while you are making all the holiday preparations. (Or you maybe you are trying to pull teenagers away from their cell …

    What is Mindful Eating?
    December 12, 2012
    What is Mindful Eating?

    Mindful eating means you are deliberately paying attention to what you are eating, how you are eating it, where you are eating and why you are eating.  You are not distracted by outside influences li…

    How to Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition
    December 11, 2012
    How to Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition

    As we decorate for the holidays, let us not forget how to plan our menus and adorn our plates with plenty of colorful, whole foods in season.  It’s easy when you start thinking of what to serve bas…

    How to Navigate Restaurants – Healthier Options for Holiday Dining
    December 10, 2012
    How to Navigate Restaurants – Healthier Options for Holiday Dining

    Over the holidays, we enjoy the company of family and friends and often times meet up at restaurants to celebrate.  These gatherings often result in the average American packing on an extra 5-7 pound…

    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?
    December 6, 2012
    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?

    When it comes to which fats, or specifically, which fatty acids the body needs, it can all sound like a alphabet soup – DHA, EPA, ALA and so on.  Well, as it turns out, there’s one more to stir i…

    Product Recommendations: What REALLY Works? A Feeding Specialist’s Perspective
    November 9, 2012
    Product Recommendations: What REALLY Works? A Feeding Specialist’s Perspective

    As a parent, have you ever thought to yourself “I wish there were some practical tools out there to help me feed my kids!”? Look no further! I will show you my top 4 favorites that are on the wall…

    Amazing Abby-Super Dog!
    November 8, 2012
    Amazing Abby-Super Dog!

    Have eating fears? Don’t worry super dog is here! (The image has not been altered; this picture was taken while en route to rescue a picky eater.) Meet Abby, my amazing blue heeler! My clients and m…

    Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal
    November 7, 2012
    Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal

    Stress, panic and fear…the holidays are here! The next two months are usually the most stressful for parents of children with picky eating habits. Tensions are oftentimes high during this season and…

    Positive Language = Positive Results
    November 6, 2012
    Positive Language = Positive Results

    You lie in wait for your child’s reaction. She sees the new food on her plate. She smells it, and then stabs it with a fork. You’re holding your breath… and… YES she tried it! You are so excit…

    The Life of a Feeding Specialist: Why I do what I do
    November 5, 2012
    The Life of a Feeding Specialist: Why I do what I do

    I’ve gotten my nose broken from a flinging arm, a fractured rib from a fleeing kick, a black eye from a flying Sippy cup to name a few injuries.  I’ve also spent countless days covered in either:…

    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…

    Use That Whole Chicken! Easy Chicken Broth
    October 12, 2012
    Use That Whole Chicken! Easy Chicken Broth

    We know that it’s cheaper to buy a whole organic chicken than to buy it in parts. I still don’t personally have a use for the bag of innards, but I finally have a way to make the most out of that …