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Snack Break!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 7, 2019
Ever been out and about and gotten so hungry you can’t see or think straight? No one is ever there best self when they are hangry, that’s why snack bars are a great option to have in your bag at all times. Not just any snack bar though, you want a bar that has the […]
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Internship Spotlight: Jordan Hicks

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 7, 2019
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-hicks-910382153 Name: Jordan Hicks School: Georgia State University Major and Degree: Dietetics/ Master of Science in Health Sciences Expected Graduation: December 2019 Where are you originally from? Athens, GA What made you decide on your chosen career path? I was originally a Nutrition Science major in undergrad in order to fulfill science requirements for […]
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Too Much Of A Good Thing?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On September 9, 2019
Pregnancy is a time in a women’s life when there is an increased need for many vitamins and minerals, particularly iron. Iron is an essential micronutrient necessary for the development of healthy red blood cells and to transport oxygen throughout the body. Additionally, iron is necessary for growth, development, cell function, and the synthesis of […]
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Internship Spotlight: Sallay Jabbie

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On August 29, 2019
Our August Internship Spotlight is on GSU Nutrition student Sallay Jabbie. You might have seen here around the office snuggling with babies, laughing over tea or quickly jotting down notes absorbing all she can about the world of pediatric nutrition, maternal nutrition and lactation support. Get to know Sallay as we have over the last […]
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Autism and ADHD and Omega 3s, Oh my!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to tame the tornado of stressors that comes with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Supplementation of omega-3’s have been thoroughly discussed to help improve behaviors related to these conditions. Since both ASD and ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, it […]
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Fishing for answers: can omega-3 help with depression and anxiety?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
Depression and anxiety are mood disorders that can impact everyday activities like eating, sleeping, and communicating with others. Rates of depression are much higher in the US compared to others countries such as China and many scientists believe there is a link between these disorders and omega-3 intake. Countries who have a higher intake of […]
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Omega 3’s for everyone please!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 5, 2019
You get an omega-3! And you get an omega-3! And you get an omega-3! Everybody gets an omega-3! Ahhh, what a heart healthy world it would be if Oprah could give out great sources of omega-3 fatty acids like she gives out cars. Fortunately, there are many ways to get this essential nutrient into your […]
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Brain Food: Dietary Needs for Children with ADHD or Autism

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2019
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism are associated with brain growth. Knowing the role of good nutrition in healthy development, many parents turn to dietary changes hoping to see an improvement in symptoms. There are all sorts of books, blogs, and podcasts spewing contradictory advice. So, let’s break it down: The Good: Omega 3’s– Some research […]
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Let’s Get This Bread: The Low-Carb Diet and Pregnancy

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 3, 2019
While some may regard “carb” as a four-letter word, avoiding carbohydrates in your diet while pregnant is not recommended. A study from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill evaluated the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs), brain or spinal cord problems that develop early on in pregnancy, as a result of eating a diet […]
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Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support seeks nominations to the Board of Directors! 

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 25, 2019
About Us: Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the nutritional health of Georgia families. We specialize in family nutrition including maternal health, pediatric nutrition, and chronic disease prevention through medical nutrition therapy.  The mission of Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support is to empower families through […]
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