34 episodes

The Healthy Family Podcast provides you with the tools and information you need to “parent for health,” even when that means you have to parent yourself to health first. Each episode arms you with credible information, expert advice, and modern-day parenting practices for creating a healthy family in the 21st century.

The Healthy Family Podcast Maryann Jacobsen: Registered Dietitian, Family Nutrition & Health Expert, Independent Author

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

The Healthy Family Podcast provides you with the tools and information you need to “parent for health,” even when that means you have to parent yourself to health first. Each episode arms you with credible information, expert advice, and modern-day parenting practices for creating a healthy family in the 21st century.

    How the Pandemic Unmasked a Nutrition Crisis

    How the Pandemic Unmasked a Nutrition Crisis

    In episode 34 of The Healthy Family Podcast, I provide segments of my interview with Jeffrey Blumberg of Tufts University along with behind-the-scenes content on what went into my most recent post: “Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About the Nutrition Crisis the Pandemic Unmasked.”

    • 51 min
    DHA, EPA, and the Omega-3 Index Blood Test

    DHA, EPA, and the Omega-3 Index Blood Test

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, only 20% of adults and 6% of kids eat fish twice a week. That means many are falling short on the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. In episode 33 of The Healthy Family Podcast, Maryann shares why these fatty acids are so important and why she decided to test her levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

    • 42 min
    Ferritin: The Blood Test Women Should Get at Every Doctor's Visit

    Ferritin: The Blood Test Women Should Get at Every Doctor's Visit

    In episode 32 of The Healthy Family Podcast, host Maryann Jacobsen discusses her recent experience with iron deficiency anemia. This led her to research iron and what she could have done differently. She discovered this all could have been avoided if she simply tracked her ferritin. Yet no doctor every measured this until it was too late.

    • 35 min
    Nutrition During Menopause with Elizabeth Ward and Hillary Wright

    Nutrition During Menopause with Elizabeth Ward and Hillary Wright

    What happens when two dietitian-friends who are also writers go through menopause together? They write a book, of course. Join Maryann and her two guests Elizabeth Ward and Hillary Wright as they discuss nutrition during menopause and why it matters.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Overcoming Body Image Challenges at Midlife with Hillary McBride

    Overcoming Body Image Challenges at Midlife with Hillary McBride

    A woman’s body changes at midlife as does her feelings about her body. Body image is important because it lays the groundwork for both physical and emotional self-care women need at this time. To help me find answers, I interviewed Hillary McBride author, therapist, and body image expert. We talk about her book, the many facets of body image, and what this all means at midlife.

    • 55 min
    Run Injury Free at Midlife and Beyond with Jeff Galloway

    Run Injury Free at Midlife and Beyond with Jeff Galloway

    As people get older, they often think they can no longer run or that running is bad for them. In episode 29 of The Healthy Family Podcast, Jeff Galloway explains how his Run-Walk-Run program can help people at midlife and beyond enjoy running without getting injured. It's also a great way for anyone at any age to start running.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

- sweetie ,

Maryann could have her PHD in family nutrition by now!

Maryann's breathd of knowledge is astounding! She really knows precisely to do based on your child's development stage, temperament, and preferences. She's got a good natural sense of what kids need and has literally put in 1000s of hours studying, researching, writing, ... for over twenty years. Author many times, best seller. ...She's just great!

Mar mar6748 ,

Fantastic Podcast

Maryann is wonderful! I never miss a podcast!

Respectful Parent ,

Maryann is the best!

She’s full of researched based knowledge applied in a relatable, no pressure way. She really helps you understand child development and what “normal” looks like in each stage. In my opinion that really takes some of the fear out of feeding kids.

Also I hear no gulping! That was a bizzare-o comment!

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To