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Good Foods to Eat While Breastfeeding- Snacks and Meals!

Breastfeeding is a JOURNEY and comes with its fair share of anxieties. It’s completely normal to worry about things like maintaining your milk supply, how your diet might affect baby’s digestion, and when are you even supposed to find time to make food AND eat it? Whether you’re already breastfeeding,

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popsicle with bite out of the corner for healthy popsicles for summer

Healthy Popsicles for Summer 2024

Summertime is popsicle season! I had requests for a list of healthy popsicles for kids, so I headed to a few stores to see what I could find. Side note- I’m totally that mom who doesn’t allow popsicles in the house and I make my son eat them outside. If

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Best Omega 3s For Kids

Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important in the diet! But they’re not always easy to get, especially in the typical American diet. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. So what is Omega-3? Omega-3 is a type of

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What You Need to Know About Heavy Metals in Baby Food

No one wants to see the words “heavy metals” and “baby food” in the same sentence.  I totally get it, many of the headlines we’ve seen lately are alarming! There’s already so much to worry about and so much pressure with your baby. The last thing you want to worry

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are snack bars healthy for kids

Healthy Snack Bars for Kids

Snack bars that look healthy aren’t always actually healthy. And ones that ARE healthy, don’t always taste good! But we all love the ease of throwing a pre-packaged food into a lunchbox or a backpack, right? In this post, I’ll review these bars: Related post: Looking for info on other

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Which Chicken Nuggets are Healthy?

If you find yourself feeling guilty sitting in the drive-through line googling, “are chicken nuggets healthy?,” I want to offer you some good, solid, science-backed information. And a little bit of solace for the mom guilt.  No, I’m not about to tell you to go through the McDonald’s drive through

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Good Foods to Eat While Breastfeeding- Snacks and Meals!

Breastfeeding is a JOURNEY and comes with its fair share of anxieties. It’s completely normal to worry about things like maintaining your milk supply, how your diet might affect baby’s digestion, and when are you even supposed to find time to make food AND eat it? Whether you’re already breastfeeding,

Read More
popsicle with bite out of the corner for healthy popsicles for summer

Healthy Popsicles for Summer 2024

Summertime is popsicle season! I had requests for a list of healthy popsicles for kids, so I headed to a few stores to see what I could find. Side note- I’m totally that mom who doesn’t allow popsicles in the house and I make my son eat them outside. If

Read More

Best Omega 3s For Kids

Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important in the diet! But they’re not always easy to get, especially in the typical American diet. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. So what is Omega-3? Omega-3 is a type of

Read More

What You Need to Know About Heavy Metals in Baby Food

No one wants to see the words “heavy metals” and “baby food” in the same sentence.  I totally get it, many of the headlines we’ve seen lately are alarming! There’s already so much to worry about and so much pressure with your baby. The last thing you want to worry

Read More
are snack bars healthy for kids

Healthy Snack Bars for Kids

Snack bars that look healthy aren’t always actually healthy. And ones that ARE healthy, don’t always taste good! But we all love the ease of throwing a pre-packaged food into a lunchbox or a backpack, right? In this post, I’ll review these bars: Related post: Looking for info on other

Read More

Which Chicken Nuggets are Healthy?

If you find yourself feeling guilty sitting in the drive-through line googling, “are chicken nuggets healthy?,” I want to offer you some good, solid, science-backed information. And a little bit of solace for the mom guilt.  No, I’m not about to tell you to go through the McDonald’s drive through

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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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