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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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Bottomless Bottle: Can a toddler thrive on milk alone?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 22, 2019
In the first several months and years of your child’s life, you are doing everything you can to make sure he or she has all of the food and nutrients to grow up strong and healthy. These great intentions may result in desperation when picky eaters seem to only want milk or cheese. It’s only […]
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Have A Healthy Halloween

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 28, 2014
Although it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet here in Georgia it certainly feels like Halloween season is upon us! At Pea Pod we love treats, but treats does not always have to mean loading up on sugar and candy. Colorful costumes, festive games, great food and spending quality time with family and friends are […]
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Join the Fearless Friday Movement!

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On March 4, 2014
If you love nuts and seeds raise your hand! If you love beans raise your hand! If you love lentils raise your hand! If you love whole grains like brown rice, millet and quinoa raise your hand! If you love fresh green leafy vegetables like Swiss chard, spinach and kale raise your hand! If you’ve […]
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How To Create Healthy Meals on a Shoe String Budget

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On August 7, 2013
Creating healthy, wholesome meals for a family on a tight-budget can seem difficult at first glance. At Pea Pod we have helped families eat healthy on budgets of any size, even as low as $15 a week! Here are our tips to eating healthy on a shoe-string budget. Have A Game PlanBefore you head to […]
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What does Organic really mean?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 10, 2013
When it comes to organic food there is a lot of information swirling around the internet and in our communities. Some mothers will only feed their children organic foods, others just avoid the “dirty dozen” and choose not to buy the rest of their food organic. The majority of moms out there are still unclear […]
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