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Build Your Immunity and Eat It Too

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On March 26, 2020
In the midst of all the chaos with COVID-19, it is important to keep ourselves and our families happy and healthy. The best way to do that right now is to keep a diet that is healthful to our bodies and our immune systems. The best vitamins and minerals to support immune function are Vitamin […]
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A Wake Up Call: Childhood Obesity

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On February 9, 2020
There is a new monster under your child’s bed and its name is Obesity! Now this monster isn’t particularly big or hairy, but it sure is scary. Obesity loves to give children type 2 diabetes, joint pain, shortness of breath; and that’s just to name a few. Now parents, no need to fear because I […]
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4 Months vs. 5 Months vs. 6 Months: When should I introduce solid foods?

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 17, 2018
Introducing solid foods to infants can be such an exciting time.  Discovering their likes, dislikes, and exploring new foods is such an amazing milestone for babies.  The foods we prepare are just as important as when we offer those foods to our infants.  A recent report indicated that more than half of babies are currently […]
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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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