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Are Screens Making Your Child a Picky Eater?

The Trials and Tribulations of Mealtimes Do you ever feel like your kid is auditioning for a part in a comedy-drama during meal times? You’re not alone. Each of us, at some point, has faced the “you can’t make me eat that” standoff. We’ve tried to negotiate peace treaties with

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50 Best Baby Food Pouches [2024]

The Best Baby Food Pouches 2024 Life as a parent is busy and unpredictable. And prepping and cooking ALL the meals is a tall—read: impossible—order. (Like, we knew we were going to love our kids. We knew we’d have to take care of them. But we didn’t think about the

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The 8 Best Cups for Toddlers [in 2024]

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Do the toddler feeding questions ever end? I mean, it’s like you figure out how to navigate the baby stage…and then BAM! They turn one and everything flips upside down

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Are Screens Making Your Child a Picky Eater?

The Trials and Tribulations of Mealtimes Do you ever feel like your kid is auditioning for a part in a comedy-drama during meal times? You’re not alone. Each of us, at some point, has faced the “you can’t make me eat that” standoff. We’ve tried to negotiate peace treaties with

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6 month old starter portion

50 Best Baby Food Pouches [2024]

The Best Baby Food Pouches 2024 Life as a parent is busy and unpredictable. And prepping and cooking ALL the meals is a tall—read: impossible—order. (Like, we knew we were going to love our kids. We knew we’d have to take care of them. But we didn’t think about the

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toddler drinks from open cup

The 8 Best Cups for Toddlers [in 2024]

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Do the toddler feeding questions ever end? I mean, it’s like you figure out how to navigate the baby stage…and then BAM! They turn one and everything flips upside down

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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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