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Shopping for baby food (top tips!)

What is the best way to shop for baby food without feeling overwhelmed? Adjusting as a first time parent to grocery shopping for your baby is a big change. All of a sudden you have to think about not only what are you going to feed yourself all day and

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How Much Sugar is Okay for Toddlers?

Sugar for toddlers: What is okay?  Do you want to know how much sugar is okay for toddlers to still be healthy, and know the sneaky places where sugar hides, beyond the obvious sugary treats? How much sugar does the average toddler eat? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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best probiotics for kids

The Best Probiotic Foods for Kids

For the best probiotic foods for kids, there are several things to take into consideration. While we use one name – probiotics – to describe these friendly gut bacteria, there are many different kinds. Probiotics come in various strains, and different strains have different benefits.  We have less concrete research

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Healthy Popsicles for Summer 2021

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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A plate of food on a table with veggies, and meat in different sections

How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Meat

Your toddler won’t eat meat, and you need some new ideas on how to get your toddler to eat meat! You know the protein and iron are good for them, and you don’t want them to only eat carbs all the time. And it can be challenging to plan meals

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woman at grocery store by grocery cart holding baby food container

Shopping for baby food (top tips!)

What is the best way to shop for baby food without feeling overwhelmed? Adjusting as a first time parent to grocery shopping for your baby is a big change. All of a sudden you have to think about not only what are you going to feed yourself all day and

Read More
toddler girl in yellow dress with ice cream cones

How Much Sugar is Okay for Toddlers?

Sugar for toddlers: What is okay?  Do you want to know how much sugar is okay for toddlers to still be healthy, and know the sneaky places where sugar hides, beyond the obvious sugary treats? How much sugar does the average toddler eat? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Read More
best probiotics for kids

The Best Probiotic Foods for Kids

For the best probiotic foods for kids, there are several things to take into consideration. While we use one name – probiotics – to describe these friendly gut bacteria, there are many different kinds. Probiotics come in various strains, and different strains have different benefits.  We have less concrete research

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

Healthy Popsicles for Summer 2021

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
A plate of food on a table with veggies, and meat in different sections

How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Meat

Your toddler won’t eat meat, and you need some new ideas on how to get your toddler to eat meat! You know the protein and iron are good for them, and you don’t want them to only eat carbs all the time. And it can be challenging to plan meals

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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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