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FEEDING THE FAMILY WITH DR. KRISTIN

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SEASON 2, EPISODE 27

Dr. Kristin Wrote A Book

While this is the Season 2 Finale, it is only the beginning of what we have in store for you next! Dr. Kristin shares from her heart how much it has meant to connect with you through this podcast. Dr. Kristin shares a HUGE announcement about a new book coming out too! We also have all the details on Season 3, which will begin this September!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 26

Back to School Tips

Back to school. Those are the 3 words that parents love (and dread) every year. Summer break is over and it’s a fresh start for kids, and parents, as school is back in session. Dr. Kristin shares her back to school tips to help parents with kids going to school this fall. The excitement is high, the emotions run high, so it’s important for parents to know what to expect, how to prepare, and how to handle the situation.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 25

Family Eating In Italy

Dr. Kristin is back after vacationing in Italy. She shares her adventures with Italian cuisine and how raising intrepid eaters made for memorable experiences. Also, what observations she has about the eating habits and lifestyle that makes Europeans seemingly healthier than what we experience in the U.S.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 24

Meal Prep Coaching

Does meal prepping sound overwhelming? Finding proper portion size, when to cook, organizing the cabinets is a workload. Elia Wolberger is a chef and meal prep coach. For over a decade Elia has been developing in-home meal prepping and pantry strategies. She talks with Dr. Kristin about simple steps you can take to plan out your meals, reduce food waste, and become creative in the kitchen.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 23

Putting Family Meals First

Finding yourself sifting through tons of information on diet and nutrition? Not sure which direction to go? Dr. Karrie Heneman spent years researching nutrition at UC Davis and helps families develop healthier choices for mealtime. She joins Dr. Kristin and talks about her experiences, better sources for information, and why there’s no such thing as “bad” food.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 22

Budget Friendly Family Meals

The cost of food is soaring as inflation continues to rise and we’re all feeling it in our pocket books. We have people to feed. So what can we do to lower these expenses? Erin Chase of $5 Dinners, has been cutting costs left and right at the store. She joins Dr. Kristin to share her strategies on how to make affordable meals and what to look out for when you’re cruising the store aisles.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 21

The Baby Formula Shortage

Millions of families are feeling the strain of the baby formula shortage. Parents are struggling to find solutions. Dr. Kristin talks about what caused this mess to begin with and what’s being done to solve the crisis. She also shares strategies you can use to help those in need and what light is at the end of the tunnel.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 20

Mom Guilt

We have so much on our plate. From being a spouse, working 9 to 5, a sibling, a parent… The list goes on and on and it’s hard to keep pace without feeling guilty for not fulfilling those roles ideally. Joining Dr. Kristin in the studio are members of the Mom Squad; Becca Sudbeck, brand strategist for Nebraska Furniture Mart and Jaya Matiktala, DDS and owner of Husker Dental. They share their experiences as working mothers and what they do to overcome Mom Guilt.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 19

Family Snacks With Ashli Brehm

Who doesn’t love snacks? Mom Squad member and creator of “Baby on the Brehm” Ashli Brehm is welcomed back to the studio with Dr. Kristin to talk about the yummy, delicious, and all things awesome with snacks. Join us for this fun conversation that takes us down memory lane, featuring the sweets, the salty, and the questionable snacks we once enjoyed. And how these two busy moms make the most out of snack time.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 18

Making Meals for the Whole Family

Struggling to find what to make for dinner? We’ve all been there. Catherine McCord is a mom, author, and celebrity superstar who has transformed the way so many moms make family meals an important part of life! She is the founder of Weelicious, a website dedicated to helping parents expose their children to wholesome, delicious homemade food and her books have helped so many families enjoy family meals together again!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 17

Intuitive Eating for Moms & Dads

What is intuitive eating, really? Intuitive eating has become a hot button topic but it is often misunderstood and misused. Registered Dietician Michelle Yates, of Yates Nutrition, joins Dr. Kristin to talk about the differences between diets and lifestyle changes, using intuitive eating to find the right nutrition for your health and wellness!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 16

Musings of a 5th Grade Eater

Want some helpful insights from the mind of a child? Dr. Kristin’s 5th grader son, Shaan, joins us and shares what foods he likes and dislikes, how fun family meals can be, his passion for food, and what you can do as a parent when you have a picky eater.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 15

5 Reasons to Start Meal Planning

Do you have a hard time answering “What’s for dinner?” Or have to throw out food every week? In this episode Dr. Kristin breaks down 5 reasons how meal planning can save you time, money, and bring the family together.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 14

Family Meals & The Division of Responsibility

What is the division of sensibility and how does it apply to family meals? We’re joined by Ellyn Satter who has devoted her career to finding ways to uplift family mealtime. She shares her insights on the dynamics that revolve around feeding the family.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 13

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning time is here, but before we try to avoid it let’s learn just how much of an impact cleaning and organizing can have on our happiness, stress, and overall well-being! Kacie Ferrazzo, of Get Organized Omaha, joins Dr. Kristin to share simple tips, tricks, and strategies to help you organize that mess that feels overwhelming.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 12

Feeding Kids with PDA Autism

How could it possibly be this hard to raise a child? Today we talk about feeding kids with PDA Autism, as Casey Ehrlich Ph.D., joins us to share her story. Casey did what most parents do, following the recommended parenting ‘playbook’ but quickly found that her child didn’t fit the neurotypical patterns or behaviors. We learn about her family’s struggles and the incredibly supportive community that Casey has helped amplify through her podcast and one-on-one coaching. In this episode we learn about how to parent and feed children with PDA Autism.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 11

Introducing Solid Foods

When is the best time to introduce your baby to solid foods? What are ways to set yourself up for success when introducing solid foods? Melanie Potock joins Dr. Kristin to share her best practices for responsive feeding, introducing solid foods, and what to keep an eye on when it comes to feeding your baby!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 10

10 Tips For Family Meals On Vacation

Ever feel like you need a vacation after taking a family vacation? Today Dr. Kristin shares her 10 tips for making family meals simple, tasty, healthy, and (most importantly) fun! From what to bring to how to prepare your family meals on the road, Dr. Kristin gives her advice based on real-life experiences. In other words, these are her lessons learned from all the times family meals went wrong while on vacation LOL.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 9

Meditation & Mindfulness For Moms

The image we have in our heads of what meditation looks like often doesn’t come close to what meditation really is. You don’t need a mountain or fancy poses to meditate, as it’s much more simple and easy for anyone to do. Dr. Kristin is joined by Yoga instructor (and meditation expert) Anthony Chavez to learn how to meditate, how to practice mindfulness, and the extensive benefits for busy moms everywhere!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 8

Is Breastfeeding Best?

As the internet will tell you, breastfeeding vs formula fed is one of the most debated topics for moms – but what does the actual data show us to be true? Dr. Kristin Saxena walks us through her own personal experience with breastfeeding and formula fed babies, as well as through the hard facts on just how much breastfeeding and formula feeding impact our babies’ lives. This is especially important for new mothers, who are already facing enough stress and pressure on this topic as it is – so this episode is for you, with the clickbait headlines stripped away for a frank, honest conversation about breastfeeding in 2022!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 7

Helping Boys & Girls With Body Image

Body Image is something our sons and daughters struggle with like no other generation before them has. Social media channels can distort the reality and expectations of how boys and girls think they should look, leading to tragic outcomes. On today’s podcast we learn about what we can do to help boys and girls with positive body image. We’re joined by Charlotte Markey, an expert on the subject who has studied the impacts of body image and written about it extensively.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 6

Valentine’s Day with the Mom Squad

Dr. Kristin brings the mom squad back for a special Valentine’s Day episode! The mom squad shares Valentine’s Day stories, the top 5 gifts for the holiday, and they reveal their Love Languages through the Love Language online test! Dr. Kristin also shares your Facebook group comments and stories for a special Valentine’s Day filled with nothin’ but love for you!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 5

Making School Lunch Healthier

Kristin traveled back to her familiar ‘stomping grounds’ of Duchesne Academy in Omaha, NE and was blown away by the quality of their school lunch program. Jacqui Caniglia and Scott Quinn, of Duchesne Academy, join Dr. Kristin to talk about how we can make school lunches healthier, specifically with the incredible progress they’ve made at their school. We also learn about ways we can all improve school lunches for our own children, whether it’s a packed lunch or reforming your school’s lunch program!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 4

Family Meals With The Mom Squad

The Mom Squad is back to talk about family meals! Tips on how these moms manage their own family meals, nutrition, and time together at the dinner table in the face of real-life challenges all parents deal with. No parent or family is perfect, but we all strive to make progress – which is what this podcast is all about!

SEASON 2, EPISODE 3

How to Create Positive Change

How did Damn West go from seemingly having it all in life to being sentenced to life in prison? More importantly, how did Damon bounce back from the lowest point anyone could face? Damon shares how he embraced the ‘coffee bean’ mentality, leading to his release from prison and a new found passion for helping others to change their life through positive change.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 2

How do you make family meals a success?

Dr. Kristin talks about the 4 P’s of family meals. Prioritize, Plan, Prep, and Play are the 4 P’s of family meals. Learn about how to make Family Meals a success and just how important family meals are for your family.

SEASON 2, EPISODE 1

The Benefits of Family Meals

What are the benefits of Family Meals? Dr. Anne Fishel is a family therapist and professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, and she joins Dr. Kristin to discuss the impact of family meals on children and adults. In this episode we’ll earn about the many benefits of family meals on the bodies, minds, and mental health of our kids.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 22

Ask Me Anything

The Feeding the Family producers put Dr. Kristin on the hot seat with a full Ask Me Anything special episode of the podcast! We get to know Dr. Kristin personally and professionally with questions from you and her production crew! Happy New Year! Season 2 of the Feeding the Family Podcast kicks off Jan 10th on all podcast platforms!

SEASON 1, EPISODE 21

Healthy Family Eating For 2022

New Year’s Resolutions can seem cliché, but goal-setting is very important for you and your family’s health. Today’s podcast is all about ways to make those goals realistic and achievable with special guest Laura Fuentes, who is a mom of 3 and the mastermind behind “momables” – a resource for parents looking to feed their family fresh, healthy food!

SEASON 1, EPISODE 20

Responsive Bottle Feeding

We have been talking a lot about breastfeeding in the last few episodes, however, the truth is that most babies are bottle fed, at least to some degree. And while resources abound for parents who choose to breastfeed, few exist for bottle feeders. In this episode, professor Alison K. Ventura returns to talk with us about responsive bottle feeding!

SEASON 1, EPISODE 19

Moms, Boobs, & Babies

This episode is all about boobs and babies! Real talk from real mamas who have been there. Mom Squad members Diana Prauner and Melissa Schumacher join me to talk about their own experience with breastfeeding – the good, the bad, the completely ridiculous.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 18

Feeding Teens and Tweens

Feeding kids does not necessarily get easier as they get older…it just changes. While the internet is full of great ideas and resources for feeding young kids, finding information about how to feed adolescents can be much more difficult.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 17

Taking Care of Ourselves with Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Molly Lupo, shares what she has learned through her personal experience as well as her lifestyle medicine practice. Her focus on the 4Ms- macros, movement, meditation and mindfulness has been a game changer.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 16

Newborn Care, Breastfeeding and the “4th Trimester”

This episode is all about doing what’s best for babies and mamas! Join us as we re-examine the way we look at healthcare for new babies and new moms. Dr. Patel describes the innovative approach she takes through her newborn in- home care service, Naya Care.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 15

Breastfeeding to Breast Cancer

On this week’s episode we talk about raising babies, battling breast cancer, and the life lessons that come when you have to do both at the same time with Ashli Brehm. Ashli has brought joy, laughter, and hope to many by writing and speaking about her experience of undergoing cancer treatment as the mother of 3 young boys.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 14

Developing Food Preferences in Early Childhood

This week we speak with child nutrition expert, Dr. Alison K. Ventura, who discusses her research on how flavor and food preferences are shaped in infancy and early childhood (and even before babies are born!).

SEASON 1, EPISODE 13

Family Meals, the Politics of Food, and a Quest for the Perfect Omelet

This week we are joined by guest John E. Finn, professionally trained chef and Professor Emeritus of Government at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. We discuss the power of family meals but also what can make a family meal a not-so-positive experience.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 12

Binge Eating, Bariatric Surgery, and Prioritizing Mental Health

In this episode, Dr. Kristin is joined by her cousin, Stephanie Krivohlavek. Stephanie is mom to two young kids as well as the owner of two day spas. Having always struggled with her weight, Steph talks to us about what it was like growing up in a bigger body and describes how years of yo-yo dieting left her feeling like a failure.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 11

Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

In this episode I chat with Dr. Christina Pruitt, a family and cosmetic dentist. We discuss the role teeth play in our overall health and Dr. Pruitt gives us advice on how to keep those little chompers in prime condition!

SEASON 1, EPISODE 10

How an Elite Athlete Feeds His Family

In this episode we talk with Bill Esch, known online as the Kettlebell Warrior. The first American male to achieve the rank of master of sport international class in kettlebell, Bill now focuses on his in-person and online training programs as well as his role as a father of two.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 9

Overcoming Barriers to Eating Well

This episode, the third in our 3-part series on food advocacy, features guest Dr. Nimali Fernando, founder of the Dr. Yum Project. DYP is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families and communities overcome barriers to eating well.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 8

Advocacy Series: School Lunch Reform

In this episode we meet with “Renegade Lunch Lady”, Chef Ann Cooper. Ann is the founder of the Chef Ann Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting real food and scratch-cooking in schools.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 7

Advocacy Series: Inspiring Kids to Eat Their Veggies!

In this episode we chat with Amber Stott, Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Food Literacy Center in Sacramento, California. The Food Literacy Center offers cooking and nutrition classes to elementary school kids in low-income schools, helping them develop healthy habits to last a lifetime!

SEASON 1, EPISODE 6

Feeding Toddlers with Amy Palanjian

Join us this week as we welcome guest Amy Palanjian, the creator of YummyToddlerFood.com! In this episode we discuss the stages of growth and development that explain the changes in a child’s eating patterns.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 5

Tidiness & Healthy Choices with Professional Organizer Kacie Ferrazzo

This week we talk to professional organizer Kacie Ferrazzo and we discuss the research associating tidiness and making healthy choices. Kacie gives us practical advice on how to become more organized in the kitchen and in life. She tells us what has worked for her clients as well as in her own life.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 4

Resolving Mealtime Struggles with Guest Larry Zier

In this episode we chat with guest Larry Zier, pediatric occupational therapist and clinical director of the Zier Institute & Amy Zier + Associates. Larry talks about how we can better understand some of the frustrating and anxiety-provoking behavior kids might display at the table.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 3

The Benefits of Reusables & Recycling With Dr. Katie Durrwachter

This week we talk to Dr. Katie Durrwachter — a pediatrician, mom of 3 and environmental advocate. Dr. Durrwachter shares manageable ways we can be more eco-friendly, even in our busy adult lives, and why it is important for kids health now.

SEASON 1, EPISODE 2

The Importance of Family Dinners with Miriam Weinstein

Most of us know that eating together is a good thing, but in this episode author Miriam Weinstein shares the positive impact family meals can have…and they are more far reaching than you might imagine!

SEASON 1, EPISODE 1

What is the Feeding the Family podcast?

Welcome to the Feeding the Family Podcast! In this episode I introduce myself and talk about why I started this podcast. I am excited to share what I have learned and to explore feeding and food relationships with our guests! If you feed people or eat food…this podcast is for you!

Our Passion

Helping you and your family with a lifetime of healthy habits and connection.

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