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…

    Making Meals and Nutrition a Family Affair

    Children learn from their parents. If you want your kids to eat responsibly take a look at what you are putting on your own plate. Make smart food choices a family affair and make it fun for everyone …

    Nutrition and Wellness
    Nutrition for Mom & Wellness for Baby: Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Your Baby

    We now know that babies are born with over 300 chemicals in their blood stream, I bring this up a lot because I think people just don't believe it, (I hardly can, still) but you can read the study cal…

    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…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    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 entir…

    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal
    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 mind:…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    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 prod…

    Global Foods At the Family Table
    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 to …

    Fluoride and Flame Retardants
    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 show…

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children
    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 health ef…

    Sugar Shock – Holiday Sweets without Added Sugar
    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 i…

    Engaging Kids in the Kitchen – Sous Chefs for the Holidays
    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?
    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 like…

    How to Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition
    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 based o…

    How to Navigate Restaurants – Healthier Options for Holiday Dining
    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 pounds!…

    What’s GLA & Why is it essential?
    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 into th…

    Product Recommendations: What REALLY Works? A Feeding Specialist’s Perspective
    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 walls an…

    Amazing Abby-Super Dog!
    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 mot…

    Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal
    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 d…