food pyramid nightmare journey
    Food Pyramid Nightmare Journey – Part 2

    Could the Food Pyramid get any worse? After my surprising first experience, I returned to FoodPyramid.gov for kids on June 2, 2011, determined to live a healthier lifestyle and to try to get my 11-yea…

    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey
    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey

    The Food Pyramid: Gone and NOT missed! On June 1, 2011 I logged on to MyPyramid.gov for kids and played their Blast Off Game "An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling …

    The Organic Movement Report
    The Organic Movement Report

    The Washington Post released a report today titled, The Organic Movement. The Post looked at current research, and interviewed organic farmers and other organic leaders for their insights. I was asked…

    Switching to Low Fat Milk May not Reduce Calories or Weight
    Low Fat Milk May NOT Reduce Calories or Weight

    For years my take has been that if a child is drinking organic milk from cows grazing on pasture, and the child is otherwise eating healthy amounts of good food, then why not stick with whole milk ? c…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    I remember, not long ago, seeing many children with ear infections every day I was in the office ? children that were often up screaming the night before. Today it's not surprising to go an entire day…

    Sharing Meals around the Family Table
    Family Meals: Sharing around the family table

    Sitting together around the table to eat together just three times per week reduces the odds that kids will be overweight, reduces the odds of their eating unhealthy foods or eating in an unhealthy wa…

    Junk food in Schools - two children with school lunch trays
    Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids

    About half of all middle schools and high schools in the US permit advertising of candy, fast-food restaurants, and/or sodas at school! This practice is most common in Ohio (nearly 70 percent of schoo…

    Shaping the Future
    Shaping the Future

    Dr. Greene's take on shaping the future... When you look at a playground full of nine-year olds, some will be skinny, some will be overweight, and most will be in between. About 25 percent of the diff…

    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food
    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food

    Dr. Greene's take on homemade baby food... Foodie Tuesday Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed their babies carrots cooked at home; only give them what comes in a jar. I disagree! The wo…

    All-star-Foods
    All-star Foods

    Here is my list of all-star foods to prevent and repair damage from environmental toxins: (more…)…

    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines
    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines

    Dr. Greene's take on theUSDA Dietary Guidelines... By law, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every 5 years to keep our health moving fo…

    From Dr. Greene's video - WhiteOut - How we got here
    How did we get here? WhiteOut Now!

    Watch Dr. Greene talk about the WhiteOut Now campaign... Would you feed your baby a spoonful of sugar for her first bite of solid food? Of course you wouldn't. Today, the first bite of solid food for …

    The #1 Food You Need to Lose
    Sugar: The #1 Food You Need to Lose

    Watch Dr. Greene's take on processed foods, sugar, and the #1 food you need to lose... The more we learn about nutrition, the more we understand the dangers of eating too much highly processed food. T…

    WhiteOut FAQ
    WhiteOut FAQ: No More White Rice Cereal for Babies!

    Quick Links: What is the goal of the WhiteOut campaign? What is in white rice baby cereal? Why is white rice baby cereal a bad mistake? How many food experiences does it take to form a lasting food pr…

    Grains of Rice
    Tapping the Massive Power of Parents: Paal Payasam

    Dr. Greene tells a story about the deliciousPaal Payasam... We parents can change the world for our children, and do it quickly, easily, and inexpensively. It's tempting to feel outmatched when we lo…

    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?
    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    The more I study kids, the more I study health, and the more I study the environment, the more I become convinced that how we produce food is central to good health, a sustainable environment, and enj…

    Choose Your Future
    Choose Your Future

    Every time you choose a food, you choose yourfuture ? the future of your body, your community, our land, our water, and our air. You might be choosing a future that's better, that's worse, or that st…

    Salad Bar Project
    Salad Bar Project

    Every Child Deserves Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: The Great American Salad Bar Project Frequently when I talk to groups about how to get their kids to enjoy food that's good for them, I talk about the…

    Brown vs. White Rice: A Fork in the Road
    Brown vs. White Rice: A Fork in the Road

    Brown rice is a delicious whole food, packed with flavor and with protective nutrients. But all of the sugar-stabilizing fiber and all of the essential fatty acids are stripped out to make polished wh…

    Fast Facts about Organic Milk
    Fast Facts about Organic Milk

    Many of the regulations that allow dairy products to carry the label "certified organic" revolve around farming practices. In general, organic milk should come from cows that eat only organic food and…