Are Organic Foods Better For You?

Organic food is a controversial subject that brings up many emotions, particularly when it comes to feeding children. There is a “halo effect” around organic foods: people automatically assume if something is organic, it is inherently healthier. But is that really the case? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently conducted an extensive review of […]

Menu Plan Monday – January 14

We celebrated E’s first birthday this past week. And as you can tell, she had no problem diving right into the cake. She had it smeared all over her hair, eye, face, hands, everywhere. But it was fun to watch her! She really didn’t eat that much though. What a difference a second child will […]

7 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals With Your Infant

This holiday season will be my daughter’s first. She turns 1 year old in January. While she is eating a wide variety of foods and textures, she isn’t quite to the point of eating everything we do. For our holiday celebrations I will have to make some modifications so that she can enjoy our traditional […]

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Did you hear about the recent study that found an association between what infants eat at 6 months, 15 months and 24 months of age and IQ at the age of 8? Read about how both the mom and dietitian in me reacted as well as how I instill healthy habits in my children on […]

Cereal is Solid

It has been over 3 weeks now since E started on solids and she continues to eat her cereal with gusto. The other foods I introduce, not so much. She is eating both rice cereal and oatmeal (baby oatmeal, that is) really well. After a week of doing well with both, I decided to introduce […]

Baby’s First Bites

The day has finally arrived, my baby girl, E,  started solids this past week. I’m excited that I have the opportunity to do this again – introduce my child to the exciting and wonderful world of food. I had such high expectations of myself, and of my son, C, the first time around. I quickly […]

MSPI, A Nutrition Mystery Solved – Part III

[This is a 3 part series discussing MSPI. Read Part I and Part II for more information on what is MSPI and my personal story.] So what on earth do I eat that doesn’t contain soy or dairy? Well, there are actually many more choices than people realize. And there are certainly many more options […]

MSPI, A Nutrition Mystery Solved – Part II

[This is a 3 part series discussing MSPI. Read Part I if you missed it to find out exactly what is MSPI.] My Personal Story with MSPI. Breastfeeding did not come easily to my son and I. It was often painful and frustrating, though I persevered because it was important to me to provide the […]

MSPI, A Nutrition Mystery Solved – Part I

MSPI, sounds like another cop drama doesn’t it? Or in the context of my blog and profession, some sort of nutrition investigation, which isn’t far from the truth. I first became familiar with MSPI, or milk soy protein intolerance, over three years ago after my son was born. At the time, there wasn’t much information […]

On a Personal Note: World Breastfeeding Week

Now that I have your attention, I have been contemplating a post on breastfeeding for quite some time. But what better timing to take the plunge than during World Breastfeeding Week. From my experiences as a mother and dietitian, here are my 7 tips for successful breastfeeding. 1. Get help from the start. While you […]