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Meet Amanda

2017 is a year of growth for FEED, including welcoming a new dietitian to the practice! We are excited to welcome Amanda Lemein, MS, RD, LDN as our resident adolescent and adult specialist. Amanda has been working with Lara over the last three years, but 2017 marks her first full time role with FEED. PriorRead More ›

Smart Snacking

To snack or not to snack? This is a question we hear often that does not always have a simple YES or NO answer. Snacks can be a healthy addition to meals and even a way to sneak in some extra nutrients from fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. However, snacking can also lead to consuming tooRead More ›

Got Milk?

Got Milk? Not so fast. According to the US Department of Agriculture, cow’s milk consumption has dropped about 25% in the past 30 years, while plant-based milk alternatives such as almond, soy, and rice, have increased nearly 11% since 1999! A growing number of Americans are choosing milk alternatives because of lactose intolerance, lower fatRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – GRAPEFRUIT

While many fruits and vegetables provide vitamin C, half a grapefruit gives you 70% percent of what you need for the whole day!  In addition, grapefruits also have lycopene, an antioxidant credited with cancer prevention due to it’s free radical combating effects.  This FEED-approved winter citrus is the perfect cure for your winter blues! SelectingRead More ›

Preventing Peanut Allergies

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recently released new guidelines suggesting earlier peanut introduction may prevent allergies. The new recommendations state peanut introduction should begin between 4-6 months of age, much earlier than previously advised. New research to support these guidelines suggest early introduction, after other first foods have been introduced, significantly decreasesRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – KALE

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables during peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce. This cruciferous vegetable packs a variety of health benefits, including vitamins A, C and K, filling fiber and free radical-fighting antioxidants.Read More ›

Eat Seasonably – KIWI

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables during peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce. Often considered a tropical fruit, kiwis are actually harvested in late September, making for a perfectly sweet back-to-school treat. EachRead More ›

Eat Seasonably – APPLES

As it turns out, an apple a day may keep the doctor away!  Apples are one of the best sources of polyphenols, which have been shown to create preventative effects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neuro-degenerative diseases.  Apples are also a good source of potassium, vitamin A, and fiber (be sure to eat theRead More ›

Beat the Lunch Box Blues

School is well underway! Are you tired of making lunch yet? It may be hard to believe, but research suggests cafeterias provide healthier meals than home-prepped varieties. Does your lunch need a makeover? Below are five of the main complaints with bagged lunches, along with solutions to improve this mid-day meal and show your lunchbox some love: “Half of theRead More ›