• By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • September 20, 2019

Make the Most of Family Meals

By Karen Buch, RDN, LDN The struggle is real. Juggling jobs, kids and the demands of busy lives can come at the expense of family mealtime at home. However, research shows eating together as a family—regularly around the dinner table—can have important, long-reaching benefits to the health and wellness of children and adolescents to fight […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2019
  • April 2, 2019

Help Kids Say Hello to More Fish

By Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN Chicken nuggets, pizza, hot dogs- we’ve all heard the top favorite foods of many kids.  I can’t say though that I’ve heard fish mentioned too often as a favorite in my career as a dietitian.  While we can’t deny that fish offers so many benefits to our families, it can […]


  • By Julie Stefanski
  • In 2018
  • April 17, 2018

Sensory Issues Can Impact Picky Eating

By Julie Stefanski MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN CDE When the dietitian reviewed the referral, it seemed pretty cut and dry.  A ten year old boy with a high BMI, elevated LDL cholesterol, and mild anxiety.  As the family dynamics were investigated at the nutrition appointment though, it was discovered that Adam can’t sit with the […]