A visit to An Apple A Day Nutrition Consulting just may keep the doctor away. This blog is the real deal: Louise Goldberg is a Texas-based Registered Dietitian with impressive credentials- she is one out of just 60 board certified specialists in pediatric nutrition in the state!
Louise is also a Board certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Food Allergy Specialist and a mom of two young boys. Her upbeat blog makes childhood nutrition approachable with tips, personal experiences, and a wide range of topics. You will want to “bookmark” her site and follow Louise as she shares her knowledge for living a healthy & happy family-friendly lifestyle.
Meet Louise! Our Nutrition Expert in the Spotlight!
AtP: How did you start your blogging adventure?
Louise: I started my blogging adventure with a lot of encouragement from friends and clients. I was timid at first! It was hard for me to believe that anyone would want to read my professional and personal thoughts on the nutrition world. One post led to another and then another…and now I’ve finally found my voice!
AtP: What is your favorite post up and running on your blog and why?
Louise: My favorite post is ‘Opposites Living In the Same House’. It is a personal post I shared about my challenges with raising two very different eaters. I received so many emails after that post from parents who struggle with the same issues and who found comfort in the solution I tried with my boys. It made me realize my background experience as both a dietitian AND a mom were helping others.
AtP: Do you have a personal nutrition mantra that you live by?
Louise: “Do the best you can.” It’s cheesy but a realistic reminder when it comes to nutrition for myself and my family. Some days life gets very busy and it is easy to beat myself up for what I wasn’t able to do. Parents have enough stressors nowadays. If you are truly doing the best you can, it’s okay to cut yourself some slack.
AtP: What three foods do you always have stocked in your fridge?
Louise: Greek yogurt, fresh produce and a bit of dark chocolate truffles from Whole Foods (freezing them makes them melt very slowly and take longer to eat!).
AtP: Who or what inspires you to be a healthy, happy eater?
Louise: My 2 boys! Being a role model for them inspires me to try new foods, make new recipes and explain to them why we eat what we do. And I’d like to give a little shoutout to my mom who raised me on tofu, lentils, veggies and other healthy foods looooooong before they were considered ‘trendy’. She was always a good role model as an adventurous open minded eater herself. (Thank you mom!)
The Intern Behind the Plate,