The Picky Eater and ADD/ADHD

Nonna Joann • December 11th, 2008 • News & Views

I’m often asked by moms how to begin to improve their families’ diets. Just the other day, the question came up again. This time it was from a mom with a six-and-a-half year old daughter with ADHD.
Having a child with ADD/ADHD, who is a picky eater, initially takes more work. You may have a child self-limiting the kinds of whole […]

Picky Eating & Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nonna Joann • August 7th, 2008 • News & Views

Three-year-old Danny regularly eats only a few foods. To make matters worse, he has great difficulty even touching most foods, especially food covered with a sauce. His mom began the Baby Bite Steps, outlined in my book, Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater. After only a few weeks with the Baby […]

What’s Breakfast Without Bacon (Nitrates)?

Nonna Joann • June 12th, 2008 • Horrible Foods

It turns out—more healthy!
All cured meats, including breakfast sausage, bacon, luncheon meats, and hot dogs, contain nitrites and nitrates. They’re added to processed meats to prevent botulism and enhance the taste and color of the meat. Without nitrates processed meats would be brown, just like cooked hamburger.
Once inside the body, they can form nitrosamines, a […]

A ‘S.A.D.’ Diet

Nonna Joann • April 10th, 2008 • News & Views

Thirty years ago, I was like most moms, I didn’t have clue as to what was in the food I was purchasing. Our family ate the Standard American Diet, which is S.A.D.
My journey to whole foods began when Jenny, my third daughter, was diagnosed as hyperactive. Her pediatrician wanted to write a prescription at her […]