Melissa Halas
I’m Melissa Halas, Founder, Registered Dietitian, and mom, inspiring healthy living that’s easy, tasty, and fun!

Rachel Blaine, DSc, MPH, RD

About the Author

Rachel Blaine, DSc, MPH, RD

Rachel Blaine, DSc, MPH, RD

Dr. Rachel Blaine, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition professor at California State University, Long Beach whose research focuses on child feeding etc. She received her doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has years of experience supervising community health programs, freelance writing, conducting research, and developing nutrition educational materials and curricula. When she’s not working, Rachel loves experimenting in the kitchen with her family, and being active in her church and community.

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Healthy Living Tips

Wonderful Walnuts

Learn all of the great benefits walnuts have for your child’s health! Walnuts provide more than a nutty flavor. They are jam-packed with heart-healthy fats

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Children's Book Corner

We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past

You won’t want to rush through this picnic book, as each page is chock-full of color and activity, as page-by-page everybody arrives to share in

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Children's Book Corner

This Is the Way We Eat Our Lunch

The simple rhymes in this well-illustrated book take us through different regions to show us what children around the world are eating at lunchtime. Story

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Children's Book Corner

Fannie in the Kitchen

Story by Deborah Hopkinson Best for readers aged 4-9, this whimsical book is a great read for any child who has an interest in helping

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Count on Pablo

Story by Barbara deRubertis Pablo can’t wait to go with his abuela to the farmer’s market for the very first time! Join him as he

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Children's Book Corner

A Cake All For Me!

Story by Karen Magnuson Beil Piggy can’t wait to bake a cake to enjoy all by himself, and in this larger-than-life book, you will get

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Healthy Living Tips

Parents Need Omega 3’s Too!

With all the different vitamins, minerals, and nutrients out there, it can be hard to keep up with healthy eating. If you haven’t already, take

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