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Leah McGrath, RDN

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN is the Corporate Dietitian for Ingles Markets based in Asheville, NC. She is a veteran of the U.S Army and also worked as a WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Director. She is a wife, a stepmother to three children and caregiver to 2 dogs. She is the most followed supermarket dietitian in the U.S .

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

By and February 22, 2016 1 Comment
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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


More On Milk: Cows, Goats, and Plants, oh my!

By August 5, 2015 No Comments
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The days when cow’s milk dominated the dairy aisle in the grocery store are long gone.  Now you can expect to see a wide variety of milk-by-name-only beverages crowding the shelves. In a previous article for The Scientific Parent, I addressed the nutritional differences between organic and regular milk. Today, setting aside the fact some people are […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding


What’s the Difference Between Organic and Conventional Milk

By July 21, 2015 3 Comments
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This post was written in response to a question from TheScientificParent.org reader, Andrea. It’s tough being a parent these days. Sometimes I think it was easier for our parents and grandparents before the internet when they didn’t have so many mixed messages thrown at them. Today we are bombarded with all sorts of messages about […]

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