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Should you sneak veggies in your kids food? | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Should You Sneak Veggies in Your Kids’ Food?

As parents we want our kids to eat healthy – and that means eating veggies! But what if your kid refuses them? Should you sneak veggies into your kids’ food?  Maybe they’re out there…but I haven’t met one yet. Have you ever talked to a parent who said, “my goodness,

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Should you take collagen protein? | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Collagen Powder: What is it and should I use it?

Collagen powder, also called collagen protein or collagen peptides, is a VERY popular supplement. Have you heard of it? Read to learn about what exactly it is, and how to know if you should use it.  What is collagen? Collagen is a structural protein found in the connective tissue, skin,

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Picky Eating: Help! My toddler only wants snacks

Picky eating is one of the most common complaints about toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids. But you CAN make it better! This is part of a series on picky eating where I’ll be sharing different strategies to reduce picky eating and make mealtimes a little easier. This morning I asked

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pregnant woman belly

Listeria During Pregnancy: Everything you need to know

What is the deal with Listeria during pregnancy? Is it really that bad?  There are so many things you are told to avoid while pregnant. Don’t lie on your stomach, don’t lie on your back, don’t exercise too much, don’t you DARE get a massage during your first trimester. (That

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dairy free meal for new parents

A Meal for a Friend with a New Baby

My friend Brit had her second baby a few weeks ago, and he is the cutest, snuggliest little guy! I always forget how tiny newborns are until there’s one right in front of me. I wanted to make a meal for her since I know that cooking is one of

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Should you sneak veggies in your kids food? | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Should You Sneak Veggies in Your Kids’ Food?

As parents we want our kids to eat healthy – and that means eating veggies! But what if your kid refuses them? Should you sneak veggies into your kids’ food?  Maybe they’re out there…but I haven’t met one yet. Have you ever talked to a parent who said, “my goodness,

Read More
Should you take collagen protein? | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Collagen Powder: What is it and should I use it?

Collagen powder, also called collagen protein or collagen peptides, is a VERY popular supplement. Have you heard of it? Read to learn about what exactly it is, and how to know if you should use it.  What is collagen? Collagen is a structural protein found in the connective tissue, skin,

Read More
A boy sitting at a table with a plate of food

Picky Eating: Help! My toddler only wants snacks

Picky eating is one of the most common complaints about toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids. But you CAN make it better! This is part of a series on picky eating where I’ll be sharing different strategies to reduce picky eating and make mealtimes a little easier. This morning I asked

Read More
pregnant woman belly

Listeria During Pregnancy: Everything you need to know

What is the deal with Listeria during pregnancy? Is it really that bad?  There are so many things you are told to avoid while pregnant. Don’t lie on your stomach, don’t lie on your back, don’t exercise too much, don’t you DARE get a massage during your first trimester. (That

Read More
dairy free meal for new parents

A Meal for a Friend with a New Baby

My friend Brit had her second baby a few weeks ago, and he is the cutest, snuggliest little guy! I always forget how tiny newborns are until there’s one right in front of me. I wanted to make a meal for her since I know that cooking is one of

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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