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Everything You Need to Know About Fruit

Fruit is always a hot topic in the nutrition world, especially when it comes to kids. It’s often way more well-liked and accepted than its vegetable counterparts- and for good reason, right? Kids are wired to prefer sweet foods, which can make fruit an early favorite pretty much as soon

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How to Serve a New Food to your Picky Eater

If you’ve ever been through a meal with your picky eater where you find yourself begging, bribing, or maybe having a tantrum yourself to get them to just TRY a new food, you’re not alone. It feels like it should be so simple. But feeding becomes a big source of

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My Favorite Baby and Toddler Feeding Tools

Here is my master guide of ALL the gear you need to feed your kid. From babyhood through toddlerhood, and beyond! I’m sharing all my favorites- from high chairs to plates to utensils and more! I lay it out by age group so that you can easily scroll to whatever

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Back to School! My Favorite Lunchboxes

No more scattered food containers, mismatched lids, and the struggle to find that one missing piece because this year, we’re getting ORGANIZED. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. From back to school shopping for clothes, to

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Amazon Prime Day 2023

Amazon Prime Day is here (for Prime members)! I personally get overwhelmed by looking at hundreds of deals, and I also don’t want to spend a ton of money that I don’t really need to. If you feel the same, then take a look at my top picks from the

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array of fruits

Everything You Need to Know About Fruit

Fruit is always a hot topic in the nutrition world, especially when it comes to kids. It’s often way more well-liked and accepted than its vegetable counterparts- and for good reason, right? Kids are wired to prefer sweet foods, which can make fruit an early favorite pretty much as soon

Read More

How to Serve a New Food to your Picky Eater

If you’ve ever been through a meal with your picky eater where you find yourself begging, bribing, or maybe having a tantrum yourself to get them to just TRY a new food, you’re not alone. It feels like it should be so simple. But feeding becomes a big source of

Read More

My Favorite Baby and Toddler Feeding Tools

Here is my master guide of ALL the gear you need to feed your kid. From babyhood through toddlerhood, and beyond! I’m sharing all my favorites- from high chairs to plates to utensils and more! I lay it out by age group so that you can easily scroll to whatever

Read More
two children eating lunch together, pink lunchbox on the table

Back to School! My Favorite Lunchboxes

No more scattered food containers, mismatched lids, and the struggle to find that one missing piece because this year, we’re getting ORGANIZED. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. From back to school shopping for clothes, to

Read More

Amazon Prime Day 2023

Amazon Prime Day is here (for Prime members)! I personally get overwhelmed by looking at hundreds of deals, and I also don’t want to spend a ton of money that I don’t really need to. If you feel the same, then take a look at my top picks from the

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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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