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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 ›

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 – 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 ›

What’s in Our Pantry? Chia!

Don’t be fooled by the size of these tiny seeds. At just 130 calories per ounce (two tablespoons), chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber (promoting a healthy digestive track), 4 grams of protein (helping to keep you full), and 9 grams of heart-healthy fats. Chia seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, andRead More ›

Smoothie Secrets from FEED

Refreshing, cool, sweet, and delicious, many turn to smoothies when the weather warms up, in pursuit of a healthy drink. However, there are many traps that lure consumers, turning our slim smoothie into a diet disaster! Read on and learn our SMOOTHIE SECRETS to ensure you are not destroying your diet! Recent research showed thatRead More ›

Product Spotlight! FEED’s Top 25 Gluten-Free Food Products!

 In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, check out Lara’s list of MUST-HAVE* gluten-free items for your home! Learn what to stock on your pantry shelves to ensure healthy choices are always around.  Without further ado…   Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa – Pre-rinsed, ready-to-cook, substitute quinoa instead of rice or pasta. Try it as a tasty hot-breakfast cerealRead More ›

“Organic, and Natural, and Clean…Oh my!”

When discussing “healthy” foods, many consumers use words such as “organic,” “natural,” or “clean.” Do these words really indicate a more nutritious product? Not so fast. Just like the famous saying, “never judge a book by its cover,” never judge a food by its packaging! According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2013 US Families OrganicRead More ›

How do you get FIT? An Interview with RightFit Chicago founder, Matthew Kornblatt

An important part of a healthy body is not just what you put into it, but also how you move it! Exercise, incorporated with good nutrition, is the key to weight management, not just for adults, but for kids, too! FEED interviewed Matthew Kornblatt, personal trainer and founder of RightFIt Chicago, to learn more aboutRead More ›