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Amy Reed

Amy Reed
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I grew up in northern Ohio, but have lived in Cincinnati for over 19 years. I am a registered dietitian and I have specialized in child nutrition for 20 years. My husband, Scott, and I live in Pleasant Ridge and have 2 boys. I enjoy cooking, exercise, and planning vacations. Our favorite places to vacation are the many beautiful National Parks that our nation has to offer. I work for a local pediatrician and I have my own private nutrition practice specializing in child nutrition.

Tips to Handle the Halloween Candy Load

Halloween is such a fun time. Kids can dress up, and for one night be someone they are not. Some families have themed costumes for the entire family. Others create delightful culinary creations where...

Thoughts from a Non-Millennial Mom

It seems that every time your news feed refreshes there is a story about millennials. The stories can range from what their shopping habits are to how they manage career and family (and why...

Little No More

School started last month and we had a change in our house. My oldest went to Junior High. I have been dreading this for a long time because I feel the Junior High years...

Let’s Not Be So Quick to Judge

I remember when I was a school-aged child. We did not have central air conditioning in our house, but my parents did have a window air conditioning unit in their bedroom. Therefore, when it...

3 Reasons We Need to Stop “Food Shaming” Kids and Parents

Recently, I was reading an article from a popular parents’ blog and the author was lamenting about how her kids would not eat the “healthy” lunch that she packed for them. Her children expressed...

Choosing National Park Adventures {Over Leisurely Beach Vacations}

When I was a child my family would go on long vacations every summer. My dad was an earth science teacher and he liked traveling the country to see different geologic formations. Since there...

Summer Camp Lunches: 5 Different Ways

Despite the cold weather we have had, summer is approaching quickly and that means planning for camps. One of the tasks that comes with sending kids to day camp is packing lunches. We hope...

10 Ways to Keep Tweens and Teens Active

As a dietitian who specializes in seeing children and adolescents, one of the most common recommendations I make to families of tweens and teens is to increase activity. In the winter months, many families...

Tips for Picky Eaters at the Holiday Parties

As the holidays approach many of us start to think of the foods that bring back wonderful memories or look forward to creating a wonderful holiday feast for our family. But for those of...