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Are Cheerios, Pretzels & Goldfish Healthy Snacks?

Why is feeding our kids so hard?! Like, it’s endless. And we have to do it every day. Multiple times a day. 😅 For most families, that looks like 3 meals and 2 snacks each day. But sometimes you need 3 snacks a day depending on your schedule. And if

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Toddler girl wearing colorful striped shirt sitting at a table feeding her baby doll a cherry tomato. The table has a plate of veggies, a white mug with a picture of an apple on it and a bowl with a spoon sitting in it.

Get to Know the Mama Knows Registered Dietitians

Have you ever been curious about what a one-on-one nutrition session with a pediatric registered dietitian is like? Wondering what the MKN dietitian team is like? Or maybe you didn’t even know this is something that we offer.  We have one of the most qualified, experienced, compassionate, and understanding teams

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How To Stop Your Toddler From Grazing

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Your child refuses to eat at mealtime…but asks for a snack right after. They’re asking for crackers, chips, cookies, or granola bars all day, every day. They very clearly prefer snacks over the meals you cook. And aren’t afraid to tell you!

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Oat Milk in Glass Jar with Oats Scattered On Table

Is oat milk healthy?

A few years ago, if you went to Starbucks and tried to order a coconut milk latte, the barista would’ve looked at you like you grew a second head. Some places had soy, and if you were lucky, you might have found one brand of rice or hemp milk kicking

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Toddler boy eating cheerios

Are Cheerios, Pretzels & Goldfish Healthy Snacks?

Why is feeding our kids so hard?! Like, it’s endless. And we have to do it every day. Multiple times a day. 😅 For most families, that looks like 3 meals and 2 snacks each day. But sometimes you need 3 snacks a day depending on your schedule. And if

Read More
Toddler girl wearing colorful striped shirt sitting at a table feeding her baby doll a cherry tomato. The table has a plate of veggies, a white mug with a picture of an apple on it and a bowl with a spoon sitting in it.

Get to Know the Mama Knows Registered Dietitians

Have you ever been curious about what a one-on-one nutrition session with a pediatric registered dietitian is like? Wondering what the MKN dietitian team is like? Or maybe you didn’t even know this is something that we offer.  We have one of the most qualified, experienced, compassionate, and understanding teams

Read More
Sitting child wearing a bib and eating a piece of bread

How To Stop Your Toddler From Grazing

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Your child refuses to eat at mealtime…but asks for a snack right after. They’re asking for crackers, chips, cookies, or granola bars all day, every day. They very clearly prefer snacks over the meals you cook. And aren’t afraid to tell you!

Read More
Oat Milk in Glass Jar with Oats Scattered On Table

Is oat milk healthy?

A few years ago, if you went to Starbucks and tried to order a coconut milk latte, the barista would’ve looked at you like you grew a second head. Some places had soy, and if you were lucky, you might have found one brand of rice or hemp milk kicking

Read More
Kacie barnes registered dietitian mama knows nutrition

Hi! I’m Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, mom of 2, and founder of Mama Knows Nutrition. Here you’ll find everything you need to know to make feeding your little ones stress-free!

I specialize in nutrition for early childhood and have worked with hundreds of families to improve picky eating, get their kids eating better, and solve mealtime problems.

I have a Master of Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and an undergrad degree from New York University. I also hold a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

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