Family Health

Healthy Summer Grilling

When we think of summer grilling, hot dogs, hamburgers or brats may come to mind. Not only are these typical proteins high in total fat and calories, but they may be processed, and contain excessive sodium and saturated fat, which is a main contributor of heart disease. Check out FEED Founder, Lara Field featured on...Read More ›

FEED’s 2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s time to celebrate Dad! Read on for our FEED-approved Father’s Day gifts to help him keep up his healthy habits and enjoying himself all summer long. For the dad who supports local brands & restaurants With restaurants and stores re-opening throughout Chicago and the rest of the country, give dad a gift that not...Read More ›

Pantry Party with DJ Blatner

FEED Founder, Lara Field joined local RD pal Dawn Jackson Blatner to share her latest quarantine health tips for kids and families. Check out Lara’s family meal planning suggestions, her latest Instapot recipe idea, and how she embraces meal time “buy-in” to get all family members on board in this Pantry Party Episode!  

Healthy Pantry Staples

Pantry Cheat Sheet These are unprecedented times, and while we face so much uncertainty, many worry about how we can keep our families healthy. To help arm you with recipe ideas for now and in the future, we’re highlighting some of our favorite pantry staples, pro tips on how to use them, and quick and...Read More ›

Whole Milk – How drinking more may help your kids weigh less

Milk choice is one of the most frequently discussed topics in nutrition. Should I transition my baby to whole milk at 1 year of age? Should I choose organic? Is plant-based milk a better choice than cow’s milk? The list goes on! On the heels of the un-processed food movement, many consumers are looking towards minimally processed...Read More ›

Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas

One of the biggest questions parents ask us — how do I pack a healthy lunch for school? This school lunch dilemma is further complicated by lack of refrigeration, short lunch periods and picky eaters! So how do you pack a healthy lunch that is also kid friendly? Jackie Bender is met up with FEED...Read More ›

Artificial Sweeteners – Are they safe for kids?

From drinks, candies and desserts to canned foods, dairy products and even baked goods, you can find sugar substitutes on nearly every aisle of your local grocery store. Even products that advertise “no aspartame” or “no [other sugar substitute]” may have just substituted one artificial sweetener for another. So exactly what are these sugar substitutes that you see everywhere? Are...Read More ›

What’s in Your Pantry?

  What’s in your Pantry? We believe healthy eating begins in the home. One of the most important keys to achieving a healthy lifestyle is establishing simple, sustainable habits and having a well-stocked pantry can be the first step in that direction. Surprisingly, WHAT you have on hand can matter as much as WHERE things...Read More ›

What a Dietitian Buys at the Grocery Store

Ever wonder what’s in a dietitian’s grocery haul? Read on for the must-buys and favorite new finds of the FEED RDs: FEED founder Lara Field is a pediatric nutrition expert and mom of two, so her go-to grabs often include easy eats for the whole family including:   Easy lunch options Whole wheat pasta Amy’s...Read More ›