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Reduce Picky Eating With an Easy Trick

Jan 11, 2018

Looking for an easy way to reduce picky eating? Some kids can be pretty opinionated about what’s on their plate! Generally I give the advice to have at least one thing at the meal you know they will like, and it’s okay to serve other things you know they don’t […]

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How Much Dessert Should I Let My Kid Eat?

Dec 12, 2017

  In my last post I talked about how often you should serve dessert, and some DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to dessert with kids. Today I’m talking about how much they should have in one sitting. The recommendations may surprise you! 

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It’s Hard for Me, Too: Dietitian Mom Confessions

Dec 4, 2017

For the past week, my toddler has asked me to eat m&ms at least 5 times every day. And at least one of those times he ends up crying over it. I send him with a pb & j sandwich to school 90% of the time. Those perfect lunchboxes you […]

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Sweets and Treats: How to Handle Dessert with Kids

Nov 28, 2017
Dessert for kids | mamaknowsnutrition.com

You just finished lunch and your toddler is asking for cookies. What do you do? Now it’s 4 pm, and they’re asking for cookies again. It’s dinner time, and they’re asking AGAIN! Do you give in? Kids can be very…persistent. (I kind of want to say annoying, haha!) We all […]

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Clean Your Plate, or Don’t?

Nov 17, 2017
Toddler meal ideas: cottage cheese, apple, and nuts

Not to throw my husband under the bus…but I had to get on his case about something the other day. Poor guy, he really wasn’t trying to do anything wrong. My son asked for a cookie during dinner, and Ben told him to eat what’s on his plate first. And […]

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bars

Nov 2, 2017
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bars | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Yes it’s a pumpkin recipe…but it’s great year-round. Try these baked oatmeal bars for an easy grab-and-go breakfast this week! Hi friends. This is one of those recipes that I have memorized because I make it so frequently! It’s plain and basic in the best way. You know those non-fussy […]

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Paleo Baby Food: Is it a Scam?

Oct 25, 2017

Some dietitians are calling the new Paleo baby food pouches a scam. What do you think? I have seen a lot of criticism from RDs about the new Serenity Kids Paleo baby food pouches. I guess I’m in the minority but I honestly don’t see a problem with the product, […]

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Healthy Halloween Treats for Trick-or-Treating

Oct 11, 2017
Non-Food Treat Ideas for Halloween | mamaknowsnutrition.com

I will admit…I’m not much of a Halloween person. I don’t really like dressing up, I don’t like showering kids with sugary treats, and I’m not big on Halloween decorations, besides pumpkins. Although I do LOVE dressing up my son and wish I could do it more often. His first […]

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Kid Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips

Sep 27, 2017
Kid-Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Is your kid a dipper? Lots of moms tell me that their little ones will eat almost anything if they can dip it in something. My son has not gotten on board with dipping. But I keep serving dips to him anyway since every once in awhile he surprises me […]

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The #1 Food To Eat in Your Third Trimester

Sep 20, 2017
The #1 Food to Eat During Your Third Trimester | mamaknowsnutrition.com

One of my best friends is pregnant and our due dates are just one day apart. It has been so fun to be pregnant at the same time as her, even though she lives far, far away in London. We were talking on the phone a few weeks ago and […]

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I’m a mom of two and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I offer nutrition counseling, workshops, and freelance writing. Check out my blog for nutrition tips and family-friendly recipes. Thanks for being here!

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