Ann Dunaway Teh

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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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

When my husband and I bought our first house together several years ago, one of my criteria was having some sort of gardening space, whether it was a sunny patio or in the yard. Fortunately we lucked out with both options at our house, and I’ve been making use of both ever since. I bounce back and forth between doing a patio garden and an actual garden in the yard. While my thumb isn’t exactly green, I look forward to…

Refueling for Spring Sports: Making the Right Choices for Children

With the coming of spring, so begins the season of sports. Soccer season is underway in many parts of the country, as is baseball, softball,…

Chocolate Cherry Avocado Muffins Recipe

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. It is also a disease where diet can play a large role. It is never too early to start thinking about heart-healthy foods. In fact, it is better to get children off on the right path by including those foods regularly so that it becomes habit. As a dietitian, I like to focus on the foods that you can…

Are Organic Foods Better for You?

Organic food is a controversial subject that brings up many emotions, particularly when it comes to feeding children. There is a “halo effect” around organic foods: people automatically assume if something is organic, it is inherently healthier. But is that really the case? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently conducted an extensive review of the research to answer this question, with some surprising findings. Organic Dairy vs. Conventional Dairy The AAP found that organic and conventional dairy products are…

7 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals with Your Infant

This holiday season will be my daughter’s first. She turns 1 year old in January. While she is eating a wide variety of foods and textures, she isn’t quite to the point of eating everything we do. For our holiday celebrations I will have to make some modifications so that she can enjoy our traditional foods and feel involved while still eating appropriately for her age. She is quite the headstrong little lady who wants to eat everything we eat…

3 Ways to Tailgate the Child-Friendly Way

Football season is in full swing. Tailgating is as much an event as the game itself – whether you are there in person or having people over to your house to watch. Children can take part in the festivities and with a little bit of planning, can add to the game-day fun while still keeping with your family’s health goals. Here are three tips to tailgate the child-friendly way:Get moving! Tailgating is the perfect time to encourage family physical activity…

Building Blocks: Introducing Solids to Baby

For parents, introducing food to your baby is an exciting and thrilling time. It can also be nerve-wracking and full of self-doubt: Am I doing it correctly? Will I taint my child’s taste buds with my own eating likes and dislikes? How do I know what to do and when? These are all understandable questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated their recommendations on  the transition to solid foods. Traditionally, it has been recommended to start with a…

Keeping a Healthy Summer Eating Routine

While the idea of summer conjures images of relaxing, reconnecting and fun in the sun, it can be disruptive for children’s routines, particularly when it comes to healthy eating. Whether it is getting bored at home where food is easily accessible, snacking too much or traveling, the summer seems to present distraction after distraction from our regular healthy eating habits. However, there are ways to harness the excitement of summer yet still keep healthy eating at the forefront. Here are…

The “HOW” of Feeding Your Family

Often times we are so focused on the “what” of feeding that we totally forget the “how.” While the “what” is certainly important, the “how” is just as important. Ellyn Satter, one of the foremost authorities on children’s nutrition, pioneered the Division of Responsibility concept when it comes to feeding our children. In short, parents are responsible for the What, When, and Where of feeding, while the child is responsible for the How Much or Whether to eat at all.…
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