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Danielle Robertson

Danielle Robertson

Danielle Robertson is the oldest of four children to a single mom. More than a sister, slightly less than a mom, Danielle has been and remains a very prominent figure in the lives of her brother and sister (twins), who will turn 18 in December. Author of “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks – How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”, Danielle earned her master’s degree in Food Science/Food Biochemistry from the University of California Davis. She initiates and encourages open, honest dialog regarding energy drinks and caffeine with her siblings and followers on

A Quick Guide to Hydration Beverages: What Liquids To Give Your Kids and When

By March 28, 2016 2 Comments

When I was a kid, Kool-Aid, Tang, and Hi-C juice boxes were the norm for kids’ beverages. You were super cool if you had Capri-Sun, water was boring, and tea was for grown-ups. Clearly, things have changed. Nowadays teenagers proudly tote tea-based beverages, and bottled water is a blank canvas for those trendy flavored squirtables […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens

Who Has Time For Nutrition? My Picky Eater Only Eats PB&Js and Chicken Nuggets!

By and February 22, 2016 1 Comment

I’m not here to give you advice for how to convince picky eaters to eat. You’ve probably heard enough tips and tricks, including all the magical ways you can hide fruits and vegetables in kid favorites, like those infamous black bean ‘brownies.’ Unfortunately, despite all of your begging, cajoling, and possible trickery, your kid is winning […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens

When NOT Washing your Hands Is a Crime: What We Can Learn From The Chipotle Sanitation Nightmare

By January 18, 2016 2 Comments

  Chipotle touts organic and fresh ingredients, making it a fan favorite for many parents, but perhaps not anymore, given the terrible year that the fast-food chain is struggling to recover from. 2015 ended poorly for Chipotle, with at least five viral or bacterial outbreaks in various branches of their restaurant chain between July and December. Three of […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Infectious Disease + Vaccines

The 3 Most Common Arguments Against the WHO’S Findings on Bacon and Cancer…and Why They’re Wrong

By November 3, 2015 No Comments

  Last week, when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced that processed meat should be classified as a carcinogen, the internet went crazy. From passionate vegans to bacon lovers to WHO conspiracy theorists, almost everyone had a strong reaction to this (heart) breaking news. However, the three most common […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Science 101 + Mythbusting

Kids and Energy Drinks – 3 Things Every Parent Should Know

By October 7, 2015 6 Comments

  Headlines like “Energy Drink Consumption on the Rise in Kids, Teens,” appear frequently in the news, a somewhat alarmist reaction to data released last year which measured caffeine consumption in minors over a ten year period. That study in question, published in Pediatrics in February 2014, showed how children’s caffeine habits changed from 1999 to […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, School-Aged Children, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Tweens + Teens