Picky eaters might be one of the most frustrating parts of parenthood… at least in my book. Kids can be fickle even when they are eating foods they loved the day before; but, with some kids, trying new foods might just seem impossible. Preventing fights and tension during mealtime can be tricky when all your… Continue reading The Picky Palate
Sometimes I like to write about nutrition topics that my family or friends have questions about, sometimes I like to write about common nutrition issues I’ve seen in patients, and other times I like to write about what I’m currently struggling with. Kind of like giving myself a little pep talk! We all need pep… Continue reading Mealtime Mishaps
Does anyone out there have that friend who knows EVERYTHING there is to know about nutrition? Well, I try to not be that person. I really try hard to not critique others’ food choices, keep my mouth shut when they start talking about cleanses, and actually try to not even bring up my profession unless… Continue reading Nutrition Fact or Fiction: Does Sugar Cause Hyperactivity
Who remembers learning about the food pyramid in school? With the grains on the bottom then fruits and veggies, dairy and protein, and the triangle of “terrible” foods at the top? Anyone remember how many servings of each were listed? Yeah, me neither. I even studied it for my degree and still can’t remember. I’m… Continue reading Giving Your Sprouts Plate A Makeover
Tripping as in vacationing… not as in falling down. Falling and eating are never a good combo. Vacationing and eating can definitely be a good combo if done thoughtfully and carefully. Anyone have any end of summer travel plans? One of our own is spending some time on the sand this week (lucky duck), and… Continue reading Tripping and Eating
Do you ever walk down the vitamin aisle at your grocery store? If so, you’re probably tempted to grab a bottle or two of those “healthy” gummy bears to make up for your child not eating their broccoli. But, does your child really need a multivitamin? The answer may surprise you. While a large portion… Continue reading Does Your Child Need A Vitamin?
I have a child who likes to be involved. He’s only 18 months but he does not want to be left out of anything. If I’m on my phone, he wants to see what I’m looking at. If I’m in the bathroom he wants to know what is going on (anyone else have that issue?).… Continue reading Kids in the Kitchen
Today I want to finish up our little mini series on newborn nutrition. We’ve discussed breastfeeding and bottles, but I certainly don’t want to forget about formula. Formula may not be the preferred method of feeding your baby in the nutrition world but that doesn’t make it a bad option, just an alternative. Kind of… Continue reading Facts On Formula
Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone out there is enjoying the day off with family. I love the 4th of July and the patriotism that accompanies it; remembering the founders of our great country and those who have fought to protect it. BUT, (confession time) summer is probably not my favorite season. Actually, it’s… Continue reading Summer Food Tips
Sometimes I feel like bottles get a rotten deal, but if you read my last post, you’ll know that I would never have made it through breastfeeding without bottles. If you are breastfeeding, bottles can provide some much needed relief or help you keep going with human milk even if you have to go back… Continue reading Are Bottles Really THAT Bad?