Expert interviews

The Gift Every Mom Should Give Herself this Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015
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This is an updated post from 2010  Sunday we celebrate moms. You might get flowers, a gift certificate or even a home cooked meal. But the absolute best gift you’ll get this Mother’s Day is the one you give to yourself. While being a mom is incredibly rewarding, it’s easy to lose some of yourself […]

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DHA for Kids: The Complete Guide for Parents

April 21, 2015
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This is a post from 2009 updated and rewritten to reflect the latest research As a parent, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for kids. In particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and its less-talked about partner, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). You can find DHA in fortified food products, seafood, and offered up conveniently […]

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Inspired Resolutions [Guest Post]

January 17, 2014

This is a guest post by LeAnne R. Ruzzamenti, Director of Marketing Communications, Dairy Council of California. LeAnne is a marketing professional and mom to five-year-old twins. She is passionate about food, family and photography and when she’s not incorporating healthy habits into her life, she’s helping others learn from the registered dietitian nutritionists at […]

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How to Raise Kids Who Love Their Bodies

March 1, 2012
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In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I’m republishing this post from 2 years ago that I wrote as part of my Eating Disorder Prevention Series. I’m happy to say my now 5 year old still loves her body! It’s bath time. My 3-year old daughter stands naked in front of the mirror dancing, […]

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8 Feeding Myths Every Parent Should Know About

February 6, 2012
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I wrote a post for WebMD about nutrition myths and it got me thinking about feeding myths that plague families. I often say that if I didn’t know what I know, I would make many feeding mistakes (and I know my husband would). And it wouldn’t be because I’m a bad person, it would simply […]

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Expert Interview: Lucy Cooke, PhD

January 20, 2012
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During the process of writing Fearless Feeding, I’m going through an immense amount of research. I’ve been interviewing researchers and want to bring some of their wisdom and perspective to you. Today we have Dr. Lucy Cooke, Senior Research Associate at UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in London. Her expertise includes the development […]

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The Only Guarantee I Can Make About Your Child’s Eating

November 15, 2011
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I pretty much steer clear of guarantees when it comes to children’s eating.  But while sitting in on an educational session at the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Expo — a big light bulb went off after hearing “Kids are dynamic and constantly changing.” I knew this was true for kids’ eating but somehow […]

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How to Become an Empowered Parent (Part 2)

January 25, 2011
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This is the second part of our series with Dr. Kathleen Cuneo (see Part 1 if you haven’t already). In this post she is answering more questions from readers. You can get her workbook, Empowered Parenting: A Workbook for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers, Helping You Become the Parent You Want to Be, for a discounted price […]

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How to Become an Empowered Parent (Part 1)

January 20, 2011
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I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathleen Cuneo’s workbook: Empowered Parenting: A Workbook for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers, Helping You Become the Parent You Want to Be. I really like her comprehensive approach to parenting. She says that in order to become an empowered parent, you need to a) know yourself, b) know your […]

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5 Surprising Facts About Kids & Food Allergies

July 1, 2010
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Expert Profile: Dr. Janice Joneja is a researcher, educator, author, and clinical counselor with thirty years of experience in the area of biochemical and immunological reactions involved in food allergy and intolerance. She holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology, and is also a dietitian (RD), registered in the College of Dietitians of British […]

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