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Malorie Blake (MS, RDN, LDN)

I am a registered dietitian/nutritionist and specialize in nutrition with special needs children. Since Makenzie was born I shifted my professional focus to special needs nutrition. I have been a dietitian for about 10 years and work with a lot of families with special needs children and how changing their diet can be helpful.

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Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Weight Gain

I have discussed in previous posts that even though childhood obesity is a worldwide…

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Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Weight Gain - Raising Children with Disabilities

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How to Identify and Treat Food Allergies in Kids with SN

Kids with special needs are at an increased risk for food allergies compared to the…

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Special needs nutrition: portion sizes

While being overweight or obese may top the list of child health problems, being…

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Special needs nutrition: How to diminish drive-thru damage

We have all been there. It’s getting late and you haven’t even thought…

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Special needs parenting: rewarding with food

When your child is screaming uncontrollably at the grocery store causing a scene…

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Cleaning Up Your Child’s Diet: Chocolate Pudding Recipe

In a previous post I discussed the importance trying to avoid or eliminate certain…

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Special Needs Nutrition: Adding Therapeutic Oils

All children need a certain percentage of calories from their diet to come from fats…

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Special Needs Nutrition: Supplement Savvy

Most kids’ multivitamins on the supermarket and drugstore shelves - such as…

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Becoming a Pro with Probiotics: special needs nutrition

Probiotics are microorganisms like bacteria and yeast that are similar to the good…

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Special needs recipe: the sneaky chef

I’ll admit it; I have to deal with a picky eater at every meal. Who is this…

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Cut these 5 things from the diet of kids with special needs

One of the biggest mistakes I see when it comes to parents incorporating nutrition…

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