Golden Nuggets of Nutrition Wisdom at Every Age and Stage
In a world with access to an overwhelming amount of nutrition information, sadly, the golden nuggets get missed
Like many people, my first step to finding information starts with an internet search. Yet where most people stop, I’m crazy enough to keep going.
I do this while personally experiencing the life stage, bringing passion and a sense of urgency to it. Throughout the years, I’ve found my own formula for finding answers.
Our bodies keep changing the day we are conceived, and this never stops. Children are not little adults, so we need to understand where they are developmentally to optimize how and what we feed them.
Above all, helping children create a healthy relationship with food is vital. Get my free book on how to do just that.
But it’s not just kids who change, but adults. Humans are anabolic until age 30 – meaning they easily build muscle and bone — with a gradual turn to a more catabolic state after this point. Yet these changes do not usually show up until after 40, which accelerate during perimenopause for women.
That’s why I have my free biomarker guide to get women started. You’ll also receive my weekly tips on how to thrive in midlife.
Nutrition is not a stand-alone
I’m a dietitian, yes. But to really understand nutrition I also need to learn about other related subjects. Human development is one but so is emotional health. That’s because it not only impacts us physically, but it also influences what and how we eat.
That’s why I read studies and books outside of nutrition to get a full picture of how everything is connected.
My blog and podcast highlight interviews with the amazing experts I find along my research journey.
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It takes time and research to find golden nuggets
I don’t shortcut when researching a post or book, and I keep going until those nagging questions get answered. I ask why a lot!
And my work is evidence-based. I let you know where the evidence stands and whether the science is emerging, established, or something in between. I would never recommend something without having research to show it’s effective.
People say there’s nothing new in nutrition but when I dig deep, I find those golden nuggets that quite frankly can be life-changing.
I love books and have written several starting with Fearless Feeding when my kids were little, a research-based bible for feeding kids. You can find the rest of my books here which include picky eating help and how to help your adolescent daughter create a healthy relationship with her body.
Next up, I’m tackling the stage of midlife for myself and have expanded my site to include more on midlife health for women.
Keep in touch
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More About Me
I’m a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition (go here for formal bio). I’ve worked my share of jobs: outpatient counselor, clinical dietitian, nutrition educator, and corporate dietitian. Midway through these jobs, I discovered my love for writing and secretly hoped to be a writer someday. In 2009, this dream was born and now it’s what I do professionally.
I’ve written for Cookinglight.com, The New York Times, Huffington Post, WebMD, MindBodyGreen, She Knows and has appeared on Good Morning America.
On a personal note, I have two kids ages 14 and 12, and a husband who prefers I don’t write about him. I enjoy running, tennis, hanging out with friends and family, and practicing mindfulness. I believe emotional health is as important as physical health and love chocolate as much as I love salads.
I’m late with learning how to cook and still feel insecure about it; although sometimes I catch myself thinking I’m a really good cook. My friends and family call me Mare (rhymes with hair), and my most important ― and hardest ― job is being a mom.
I’m glad you’re here!