Health 101

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From strategies to control weight and overcome picky eating in children, to understanding celiac disease and nutrition labels, read on to learn how to cut through the "food noise" with information provided by registered dietitian, Lara Field.

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Picky Eating 101

Preschool marks the start of a child’s independence. Toddlers become “big kids,” yearning to do things all by themselves. Preschool children constantly test the boundaries their parents provide, leaving mom or dad the opportunity to say “NO,” or... Read More

How To Start Solids With Your Baby

When your baby approaches the 4 month mark, many parents are lured into the idea that it is time to start solids! This leaves many with a feeling of uneasiness and parents simply are stumped with what food to introduce and when. Continue to read... Read More

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body “attacks itself”, rather than attacking a foreign substance as in an allergy. Celiac disease mainly affects the small intestine, specifically the upper third of the small intestine... Read More

The Facts about Nutrition Facts Labeling

Do you know what to look for to make a healthful choice for you and your family? Look no further! Check out these quick tips from FEED on how to sort the MYTHS from the (nutrition) FACTS... Read More

Understanding MyPlate Guidelines (portion sizes)

MyPlate is a useful illustration from the USDA to help consumers choose appropriate foods and understand portion sizes in order to build a healthy diet. MyPlate was created in 2011, replacing the traditional food pyramid, and provides a more... Read More

HELP! My child’s eating is out of control!

With the rise in childhood obesity, it is common to hear this concern. Child eating habits are crucial to gain control of, because if not attended to, a small amount of overeating can grow into a BIG problem. FEED offers a few tips on how to... Read More

Blenderized Diets Tube Feeding

In addition to working with clients who eat by mouth, Lara also works with clients who are dependent on feeding tubes. In recent years, there has been increased interest in using fresh foods for tube feedings, rather than depending on mechanically processed formulas... Read More

Snacks - How to Make Good Choices

Typical snack foods contain added sugars, preservatives, and refined carbohydrates, all of which provide little nutrition for growing bodies. So what is a "good" snack? See some tips here... Read More

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

From Butterfly Sandwiches to Yogurt Pumpkin Parfaits, Lara has compiled a list of her children's favorite snacks your kids will be sure to love... Read More

To Choose Organic, or Not?

Many assume foods with an organic label automatically deserve a health halo, but that may not always be the case. While organic foods are grown without pesticides or artificial fertilizers, the nutrient value does not vary much between organic... Read More

Nutrition through Supplements vs. Food

Supplements are widely marketed as an easy method for including essential nutrients into one’s daily diet. While some individuals may need to take supplements per a doctor’s recommendation due to deficiencies or other medical reasons, most people... Read More