Articles Written By: Ann Dunaway Teh

This author has written 68 articles

Ann Dunaway Teh is a registered and licensed dietitian. She is the founder and president of Dunaway Dietetics Inc., a nutrition consulting business, and has more than 15 years of experience managing and consulting with school programs, athletes, individuals, restaurants and hospitals. Ann is the mother of two precocious children who keep her on her toes and inspire her to create kid-friendly recipes on My Menu Pal, a healthy meal planning resource designed to help families eat better together.

Baby girl being fed healthy greens

Superfoods to the Rescue: Three Simple, Nutrient-Rich Foods for your Weekly Menu

You’ve likely heard the term “superfood” before, but what exactly does it mean? What superpower do superfoods have and how can you incorporate them into…
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Introducing Primrose Schools Balanced Menus

Welcome to March! For many, this month is all about itching for spring, but it’s also about nutrition. March is National Nutrition Month®, which raises…
A toddler curiously peeks into a grocery bag as his mother puts them in the trunk of their car

A Dietician’s Grocery List: What My Family Eats

It’s inevitable – as a registered dietitian nutritionist people are interested in what I eat. When I run into friends at the grocery store, I…
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SCALES: A New Way to Help Your Family Eat Healthier

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? Was it health-related? If so, you’re not alone: staying fit and healthy is a consistent goal…
Little girl helps her mother in mixing ingredients for a thanksgiving dish

Celebrating Food Traditions

For many families, there are certain foods that just go with the holidays. For me, that food is potato rolls, or “Ice Box Rolls” as…

How to Raise a Healthy Eater

As parents, we want what’s best for our children. When it comes to eating, we generally have high expectations with them as infants, hoping that they will try new foods and learn to love fruits and vegetables. In reality, however, that is not always the case. Children are often suspicious of anything new and certainly of any “mixed” dishes like a casserole where the food isn’t easily identifiable. Studies about how children learn to like food show it can take…

3 Ways to Celebrate Cultures through Cooking

Teach your children about different cultures with these simple, close-to-home culinary experiences.

Summer Fun in the Kitchen

The arrival of summer signals warmer weather, outdoor activities and quality time with the family. It is a perfect time to reconnect after a busy school year when your kids are home for most of the day. The kitchen has always been one of my favorite places to connect with my children and share with them the joy of making food. One of the best ways to get children involved in the kitchen is to let them actually pick their…

Is Fresh Produce Always Best?

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? What about your children? The recommended serving varies by age, gender and activity level, so the answer should not be the same for you and your child. The MyPlate guidelines break down how much of each food group we should be eating based on age. It’s probably not surprising that according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are not eating…
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