71 episodes

I dunno about you, but no one gave me the parenting manual I DESPERATELY need. This podcast is for all the parents who want real answers to questions like, “why the F won’t my three-year-old eat dinner,” and “can they survive on goldfish crackers alone?” I also bring on guests to learn from and connect with on all the things we go through as parents, so none of us has to feel alone. I’m Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian, mom of two, and creator of the popular kids nutrition Instagram account, @mamaknowsnutrition. You can always count on me to keep it real, non-judgmental, and to never take myself too seriously!

Mama Knows Nutrition: The Podcast Kacie Barnes, MCN, RDN

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

I dunno about you, but no one gave me the parenting manual I DESPERATELY need. This podcast is for all the parents who want real answers to questions like, “why the F won’t my three-year-old eat dinner,” and “can they survive on goldfish crackers alone?” I also bring on guests to learn from and connect with on all the things we go through as parents, so none of us has to feel alone. I’m Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian, mom of two, and creator of the popular kids nutrition Instagram account, @mamaknowsnutrition. You can always count on me to keep it real, non-judgmental, and to never take myself too seriously!

    72: Mama Knows Nutrition Podcast Announcement

    72: Mama Knows Nutrition Podcast Announcement

    I am pausing the Mama Knows Nutrition podcast. We have recorded so many podcasts with amazing guests and heart-to-hearts giving you all of the insight. I love creating content, it brings me great joy. This pause is allowing me to shift my focus to prioritize some other exciting projects for Mama Knows. I hope to see you on my website and social media! 


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    • 9 min
    71: My kids like foods I don’t – is it bad to eat something different than them?

    71: My kids like foods I don’t – is it bad to eat something different than them?

    I LOVE this question, because I can answer this question for you from a registered dietitian’s perspective to ease your concerns. Spoiler: you don’t always have to eat the same things as your kids. I’ll talk about what that can look like and what to keep in mind. 
    Resources:
    Picky Eater Starter Guide with Safe Food Sheet
    Ep. 19 How to Stop Dieting and Gain Food Freedom with Colleen Christensen, RD and intuitive eating expert, @no.food.rules
    You could be eating differently because of your kids because of food rules. Find out with this quiz.

    • 16 min
    69: Postpartum core and pelvic floor - is it too late to fix? [ft. Ashley of Get Mom Strong]

    69: Postpartum core and pelvic floor - is it too late to fix? [ft. Ashley of Get Mom Strong]

    Whether you’re new to postpartum life or you’re years into your postpartum journey, it’s not too late for you to feel better. In this episode, Ashley Nowe of Get Mom Strong shares her personal journey and gives advice to help new moms find the right journey for their core and pelvic floor recovery. 

    Resources:
    ​​Get Mom Strong Website 
    Get Mom Strong App
    Get Mom Strong Instagram
    My coupon code MAMAKNOWS14 will give users two weeks free to try the SLAM programs.

    • 21 min
    68: Balancing Fitness with Mom Life [ft. Hannah (Hall) Bower]

    68: Balancing Fitness with Mom Life [ft. Hannah (Hall) Bower]

    Hannah Hall, known on social media as Hannah Bower, is a mom of two, wife, and owner of Twenty2Nutrition. I had so much fun talking to Hannah about the benefits of exercise and nutrition, and in her words, why exercise makes her a “better human.” Check out her tips for how to move beyond fitness culture and get moving in a way that works for you in your own journey. This advice is amazing for postpartum moms, but really is beneficial for anyone!

    Resources:
    Hannah Bower Instagram
    Twenty2 Nutrition Instagram
    Twenty2 Nutrition Website
    Workout App
    Kacie’s Code: kacie22 for free domestic shipping on any order from Twenty2Nutrition

    • 30 min
    67: Feel Prepared and Comfortable with Pregnancy and Labor [Ft. Liesel Teen of Mommy Labor Nurse]

    67: Feel Prepared and Comfortable with Pregnancy and Labor [Ft. Liesel Teen of Mommy Labor Nurse]

    Liesel Teen, founder of Mommy Labor Nurse, loves birth and loves helping people…she’s just the best. Listen to our conversation to gain confidence as you prepare for baby, and feel OK about the weird/unexpected things that can happen in labor. You don’t want to miss Liesel’s top hacks for reducing nausea, making labor in the hospital feel more calming, managing pain, and making pumping less awful.

    Resources:
    Mommy Labor Nurse Instagram
    Mommy Labor Nurse Website ​
    Mommy Labor Nurse TikTok
    Birth Plan Template

    • 38 min
    66: Causes of Picky Eating

    66: Causes of Picky Eating

    Most parents of picky eaters that I work with have something in common - they blame themselves, at least in part, for their kid’s eating. But what if a lot of the causes of picky eating are actually not in your control? Listen to this episode to find out why your little one may be picky, and which things you actually can control. 
    Resources:
    MKN Picky Eater Quiz

    Research data:
    The sweetness and bitterness of childhood: Insights from basic research on taste preferencesFood neophobia across the life course: Pooling data from five national cross-sectional surveys in IrelandAssociations between emotionality, sensory reactivity and food fussiness in young childrenDevelopmental and Environmental Influences on Young Children's Vegetable Preferences and Consumption

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Coolio hoolio folio ,

Peace of mind !

Feeding a baby/toddler has to be among my top 3 most stressful things to navigate with a baby and I am SO THANKFUL I stumbled upon this podcast. Straight to the point and really made me feel like I can relax a little bit.

MFH Toronto ,

OMG Thank you

I am a solo father to a wonderful 27 month old daughter. I have been beside myself worrying about her eating, her picky eating, how to tell when she’s had enough, etc. I’ve been convinced I am failing when she doesn’t eat, or eats more carbs than I think is healthy. Turns out the things that worry me are pretty normal, and it’s my reaction to my daughter’s eating that needs to change. I highly recommend this podcast if toddler eating and nutrition is a concern for you.

Listermarine ,

Always Helpful!

Feeding and nutrition for my daughter has been the biggest question mark for me since she turned 6 months old. I realized that I knew next to nothing about how to navigate the many challenges. I have found this podcast (and her other resources) to be extremely helpful in educating and validating my personal thoughts on nutrition. Her views on dessert are a breath of fresh air.

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