Podcast Season 4: Infant Nutrition

Welcome back to our fourth series of podcasts with our hosts, Betsy and Jen! They are excited to share their knowledge and experience feeding infants, beginning this episode with their personal stories regarding how each host came to feed their own first child, and the difficulties, struggles and challenges that took each mom down a different path. Don’t miss your opportunity to connect and hear how each mom’s decision to feed human milk or formula is the best choice for her infant.

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Healthy Nutritious Snacks for Kids

Healthy snack ideas for kids from Chicago-area pediatric dietitians.

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Breakfast Cooking Demo

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but mornings with kids can be hectic! Freshen up your mornings with new, easy breakfast ideas! We’ve teamed up with culinary expert and local mom, Lauren Smekhov, to offer parents and children a fun morning of taste testing and chatting. We’ll follow up with a Q&A with the Feed to Succeed team and Lauren.
Take home a complete recipe guide and shopping list to enable you to make these delicious soups at home for yourself! Tickets – $20 per person. To register, PM us, email info@feedtosucceed.com or call (847) 724-8015. read more

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3 Tips for Better Eating this Month

Happy RD Day! In celebration of RD day, we're offering 3 nutrition tips for better eating this month and every month.

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Ask Amanda: Switching breastfed babies to a cup

Switching breastfed babies to a bottle or a sippy cup can be a challenge in the beginning. In this week’s kids’ nutrition Ask Amanda column, pediatric dietitian Amanda Gordon offers some ideas to make the transition easier

Dear Amanda, I have an 11-month-old infant who has nursed since birth and never accepted a bottle. She won’t drink well from a sippy cup either. My milk supply is running low and I’m not sure what to do.

First off, congratulations on making it breastfeeding for 11 months!  That is a big accomplishment.  According to CDC, only about 1/3 of all women who initiate breastfeeding in the United States make it that long.   read more

Have you ever wished you could take a dietitian or a cooking expert along with you to the grocery store?

A Dietitian’s Tour of the Grocery Aisles

Have you ever wished you could take a dietitian or a cooking expert along with you to the grocery store?

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Grocery Tips for Healthy Weight Families

On this week's kids nutrition podcast, registered dietitian Betsy Hjelmgren and culinary foodie expert Jen Karakosta get down to healthy family basics.

Breastmilk and Daycare: Not just how much, but how

Breastmilk and Daycare: Not just how much, but how?

Heading back to work while breastfeeding is no doubt a challenge. In this week’s kids’ nutrition Ask Amanda column, pediatric dietitian Amanda Gordon offers some ideas to ease into bottle feeding at day care while still breastfeeding.

Q: Hi Amanda, my breastfed daughter is 5 months old. She started daycare one month ago, and I pump and send breastmilk bottles to daycare. Now daycare is saying that she wants more and that I am not sending enough breastmilk. They also say she spits up there. She doesn’t seem to do this at home and rarely seems hungry right after breastfeeding.  read more

Body Weight and the Young Athlete

Body Weight and Young Athletes

Coach encouraging you to lose or gain some weight for performance? This episode features youth sports dietitian, Melanie Battaglia, discussing nutrition and body weight amongst young athletes. Betsy and Jen ask some pointed questions about when it is or is not appropriate for an athlete to gain or lose weight for their sport, and whose discretion is appropriate to make that determination.  

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Athletic Kids, Food Fads and Sports Supplements

Athletic Kids, Food Fads and Sports Supplements

Does your young athlete face frequent diet challenges, opinions and even pressure from coaches, peers and other well-intended people? This kids nutrition podcast is for you.