Intuitive Eating and Self Regulation in Kids

Intuitive Eating and Self Regulation  Can kids really be intuitive eaters? Intuitive Eating  This is all the rage right now in weight loss and adult nutrition. Simply put, if you are an intuitive eater you never need a diet! You pay attention to your hunger cues and fullness cues, and you do not eat for emotional reasons. The theory that has its roots back to the 1930s when Clara M. Davis did some interesting research Read more…

Making sense of the NY Times article on the new Peanut Allergy Drug

Making Sense of the NY Times Article on the New Peanut Allergy Drug: What Does it Mean for Your Family? One of last week’s most shared article online in the New York Times was “New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘Lifesaving’ Potential”, and I’m not surprised it is so popular. It talks about a new study that came out about a drug that could prevent severe allergic reactions to peanuts. Today 1 in 13 children in Read more…

What’s up with the new physical activity guidelines for kids?

How much exercise do kids really need? I’m pretty sure we are all aware that physical activity is good for us adults. But actually doing what we should be doing is a different story and we’ll go there another day.  But what about for our kids? This week our government published new physical activity guidelines, and instead of having you read all 118 pages, we wanted to pull out some of the highlights for you.  Bottom Read more…

FARECon2018

What I learned at FARECon 2018 Every year FARE holds an annual conference for adults and a summit for teenagers. This year the event was around the corner from our home in DC so Melissa, co-founder of Foublie, joined the fun! FARE is the largest NGO in the US working on food allergies. They provide education and advocacy, improve access to diagnosis and treatment and expand research on food allergies.   As a new ally Read more…

Why you should feed your baby peanuts (according to science)

By Dr. Maria Rivera   Why You Should Feed Your Baby Peanuts (According to Science) Are you confused about what you should be doing when it comes to introducing food allergens to your kids? I don’t blame you. The evidence and guidelines have changed a lot in the last couple of years and it is hard to keep up. It shouldn’t be that complicated, but it is. So let’s demystify it!   You might be Read more…

10 things about food allergies every family must know

10 Things Every Family Must Know About Food Allergies Every family needs to have a basic understanding of food allergies. Why? Here are some facts that surprised us:  1 in 3 kids with food allergies say they get bullied for it Only 8 foods, by law, must be labeled on packaging.  200,000 trips are made to the ER every year because of food allergies Numbers are growing in the US and now one knows why. Read more…

Got milk?

By Dr. Maria Rivera   Does My Child Need to Drink Cow’s Milk?  Hey everyone. Dr. Maria here. Today I want to tackle a question I get often from my friends and parents in the clinic: After a baby turns 1, should they drink cow’s milk? Great question! For many of us we grew up drinking cow’s milk every single day. For others, their household follows a plant-based diet. Some babies just refuse it. It Read more…

What the heck is organic?

By: Melissa Antal MPH Foublie does not endorse these products. Just a picture of who gave me free stuff! What the Heck Does Eating Organic Food Really Mean and Should We Always Eat Organic Food? Melissa here! I’m fresh off a trip to the Natural Foods East expo in Baltimore. Over 1500 companies were at the event, and that included Foublie! It was an amazing few days filled with free samples of everything from baby food pouches to Read more…

What We Feed Our Babies Matters

By: Maria E. Rivera MD MPH What We Feed our Babies in the First 1000 Days Matters Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a new Policy Statement on the importance of nutrition during pregnancy and very early childhood. As both a pediatrician and a mom I felt myself nodding along while also wondering, why are we not talking about this more? I barely remember the one lecture I had on nutrition during Read more…