Category Archives: Child Nutrition

My Oven Broke

Last week I was cooking our dinner at 375F when all of the sudden; sonic boom, poofs of smoke and complete loss of oven power. Like any reasonable cook, I immediately opened the oven to rescue my dinner. After our failed attempts at repair, I had no choice but to call for professional help. My oven and range broke on Thursday, June 17th.I was so excited for Monday, June 21st and not because it was the summer solstice. June 21st was the day my oven would finally be fixed. I had an overly large, welcoming smile on my face when the repair person came through the door and I said, […]

Our Obese Children

I have good news and bad news. Let me give you the bad news first. One out of every three (or 31.7 percent) of children aged two to 19 are overweight or obese in our country. This excess weight is medically costly, estimated at $3 billion dollars per year.In the future, these kids will have a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer. What’s more, recent studies have shown that childhood obesity more than doubles the risk of dying before age 55, which makes this the first generation in history to potentially die before their parents.Now let me give you the good news. Michelle Obama has a plan. In […]

Meal Time Food For Thought

I wrote a piece back on the film Food, Inc. that was printed in the Laguna Beach Independent.  I highly recommend the movie and I’ve included an excerpt of my article below (or click the link above for the whole thing)… I recently had the good fortune to see the Oscar-nominated documentary movie “Food, Inc.” for the second time. If you have not seen this film, you should. The director, Robert Kenner, exposes the negative side of America’s modern food production system. While the film does have some gut-wrenching slaughtering scenes and its share of critics, the movie is thought-provoking and worth your time. I was most impressed with the closing […]

My Feeding Philosophies

Welcome to Feeding Philosophies…A Customized Approach to Your Child’s Nutritional Health.   You can be sure that the advice I offer on how and what to feed your kids is supported by valid studies, clinical practice and most importantly, good common sense. When people get a hold of my business card or visit the website, I often hear they love the name “Feeding Philosophies”.  Many people ask me what my basic feeding philosophies are on raising nutritionally healthy children.  I do not take this question lightly.  I have compiled these philosophies for over ten years and from hundreds of patients from all over the country, dozens of research articles and books […]