As a pediatric dietitian and a mother myself, I am compelled to others about the new free WW (Weight Watchers) app for children ages 8-17 called Kurbo.
To put it briefly, I am horrified by this app. Subjecting our children to this goes against everything I have learned as a dietitian and my own maternal instinct.
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week. I know, I know. Another awareness week. What are you supposed to be donating to now, you might ask. But now that I’ve spent a year as an active member of the food allergy community myself, I can guarantee you that families with food allergies don’t care about your money.
The experience of Halloween for food-allergic children has really transformed over the past couple of years.
Since The Teal Pumpkin Project officially launched in 2014, food-allergic kids can safely trick-or-treat for non-food items at thousands of homes all over the country. To participate,
The sign language sign for “more” is closing the fingers on each hand and touching them together.
Shortly after my older daughter learned to walk, but far before she was talking much, she often used this sign to mean both “more” and “some.”
One evening when she was about sixteen months old,
How do you handle Halloween with a toddler?
Around this time of year, I start coming across a lot of fantastic articles about how to handle Halloween candy with a healthy approach. The advice generally goes like this: Let your kids eat as much candy as they want on Halloween night and again the next day.
It’s back to school season and I know that for many parents, you’re hoping that this year is the year you really get a handle on your family’s eating habits.
It’s just like New Year’s, isn’t it? We start off with the best of intentions but by February (or October) it’s back to the same old,
Hey there, how was your summer? Mine has been pretty chill…just had a second baby and relocated across the country all within the span of a month! Okay, so not so chill after all…
Top: My essentials! My daughter’s WubbaNub pacifier – we take it everywhere –
I’ve written about my personal policy on allowing my toddler to eat treats from time to time. I strive to avoid added sugars in her everyday foods, but I believe treats are a normal part of life and when occasions arise for her to enjoy them,
If there’s one thing that has made feeding my family easier since I’ve become a mom, it’s my high-speed blender!
For the first year of my daughter’s life, I used my 6+ years old standard blender and was consistently frustrated with it. I finally got a Blendtec for my birthday a year later and it opened my eyes to all the simple recipes I could have been making with it all along.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!