Posts From Amy Reed, MS, RD, CSP, LD

Like many families, I try to do the best I can to keep my children healthy throughout the year so that they don’t miss out on important and fun events. Especially during cold and flu season, I like building immunity › Continue Reading

Like many parents, when the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that processed meats increase the risk of some types of cancer, I wondered what lunchbox options were left. Because I have one child who does not like peanut butter and › Continue Reading

When my oldest son started kindergarten two years ago I thought of all the fun and cute lunches I could pack for him. I have always been drawn to Pinterest boards of beautiful lunches that included sandwiches shaped like stars › Continue Reading

We are frequently asked this question by both parents and care providers: How do I help an underweight child gain weight with foods that are higher in calories? As a pediatric dietitian and a parent of a child who is › Continue Reading

As a pediatric dietitian I thought feeding my children would be easy. This was the case for my first child, but it was not for my second. My youngest did not like eating and refused things I thought were good › Continue Reading