Mama Knows Nutrition: The Podcast

Mama Knows Nutrition: The Podcast

I dunno about you, but no one gave me the parenting manual I DESPERATELY need. This podcast is for all the parents who want real answers to questions like, “why the F won’t my three-year-old eat dinner,” and “can they survive on goldfish crackers alone?” I also bring on guests to learn from and connect with on all the things we go through as parents, so none of us has to feel alone. I’m Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian, mom of two, and creator of the popular kids nutrition Instagram account, @mamaknowsnutrition. You can always count on me to keep it real, non-judgmental, and to never take myself too seriously!

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February 20, 2023 9 mins

I am pausing the Mama Knows Nutrition podcast. We have recorded so many podcasts with amazing guests and heart-to-hearts giving you all of the insight. I love creating content, it brings me great joy. This pause is allowing me to shift my focus to prioritize some other exciting projects for Mama Knows. I hope to see you on my website and social media! 


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I LOVE this question, because I can answer this question for you from a registered dietitian’s perspective to ease your concerns. Spoiler: you don’t always have to eat the same things as your kids. I’ll talk about what that can look like and what to keep in mind. 

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Picky Eater Starter Guide with Safe Food Sheet

Ep. 19 How to Stop Dieting and Gain Food Freedom with Colleen Christensen, RD and intuitive eating expert, @no.food...

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Whether you’re new to postpartum life or you’re years into your postpartum journey, it’s not too late for you to feel better. In this episode, Ashley Nowe of Get Mom Strong shares her personal journey and gives advice to help new moms find the right journey for their core and pelvic floor recovery. 

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​​Get Mom Strong Website 

Get Mom Strong App

Get Mom Strong Instagram

My coupon code MAMAKNOWS14 will give users two w...

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Hannah Hall, known on social media as Hannah Bower, is a mom of two, wife, and owner of Twenty2Nutrition. I had so much fun talking to Hannah about the benefits of exercise and nutrition, and in her words, why exercise makes her a “better human.” Check out her tips for how to move beyond fitness culture and get moving in a way that works for you in your own journey. This advice is amazing for postpartum moms, but really is benefici...

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Liesel Teen, founder of Mommy Labor Nurse, loves birth and loves helping people…she’s just the best. Listen to our conversation to gain confidence as you prepare for baby, and feel OK about the weird/unexpected things that can happen in labor. You don’t want to miss Liesel’s top hacks for reducing nausea, making labor in the hospital feel more calming, managing pain, and making pumping less awful.

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Mommy Labor Nur...

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November 28, 2022 16 mins

Most parents of picky eaters that I work with have something in common - they blame themselves, at least in part, for their kid’s eating. But what if a lot of the causes of picky eating are actually not in your control? Listen to this episode to find out why your little one may be picky, and which things you actually can control. 

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MKN Picky Eater Quiz

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  1. The sweetness and bitterness of childhood: In...
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There’s a good chance your kid is eating pretzels and Cheerios quite often…but are they healthy? I am NOT one to make you afraid of what you feed your kids so before you even listen I don’t want you to freak out about this! Listen in to find out how to include these kid favorites in a healthy diet, and what my response is to the people who think Cheerios are harmful to eat.


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Ep. 40 Are Goldfish Crackers Actually H...

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Kristen Cook describes herself as a plus size mom creator, speaking facts about the hectic lovable chaos of raising kids, dealing with body issues and anxiety, and just overall big sister vibes for all the ladies stumbling trying to make sense of having our sh*t together. This is one of my favorite conversations on the podcast, because it’s raw, honest, fun, and just so incredibly relatable. If you’re not following Kristen already,...

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If you’re pregnant or have a baby at home, you don’t want to miss this episode! Mallory Whitmore of @theformulamom joins me to discuss formula feeding. We chat about the breastmilk vs formula divide and she educates us on common myths and concerns about formula feeding to help parents feel comfortable and confident when formula feeding their little ones. 

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The Formula Mom Instagram 

The Formula Mom TikTok

The Formula...

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Have you ever wondered how new food products actually get into stores when they’re not made by a big corporation? Ali Bonar, CEO and co-founder of Oat Haus, talks about the hurdles she’s overcome to leave her previous career behind and start a food company. The Oat Haus flagship product, Granola Butter, is the world's first oat-based spread and was born out of Ali's eating disorder recovery. 

Oat Haus is available at over ...

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September 19, 2022 45 mins

How do you do it all alone? I chat with Lauren “Lola” Garcia from @whatlolalikes about trying to do it all when you are the primary or only parent at home, and why she found it crucial to ask for help. We talk about what that help can actually look like, and what it feels like to be the parent who shoulders the mental load of all the day to day parenting. 

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Melissa Wood Health 

Didn’t I Just Feed You Podcast 

Eat Cl...

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There are so many misconceptions about Diabetes, like you just get it if you eat a lot of sugar, or you can’t eat any carbs if you have Diabetes. I talked to Mary Ellen Phipps, who is a Registered Dietitian, mom, and has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 5 years old. She shares what it’s REALLY like to live with diabetes (the ups and the downs), what it’s like for parents when they receive this diagnosis for their chil...

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If you feel like you can’t even attempt to put a new food on your picky eater’s plate because you know they’re going to be upset, you have to listen to this episode. This topic was a listener request and it’s something I hear often from picky eater parents. But I don’t want you to be scared to introduce new foods. Use these tips and you’re going to feel immediately better about dinner time with your picky eater.

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It can be so frustrating when what feels like a simple request is completely ignored! If you’re feeling stuck with grandma or grandpa going overboard on treats when they’re watching your kids, listen to this episode for what you can do to handle the situation (and hopefully get them to listen to you!).

Resources: https://mamaknowsnutrition.com/shop/ 

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It can feel like you get stuck when you and your partner or co-parent have different approaches or beliefs, especially when it comes to feeding your kids. Dr. Cassidy is a therapist who specializes in marriage and family therapy, and in this episode she provides a framework to use when you need help working through this in your own home. I personally am taking her tips for the next time I need to approach a tricky topic where my hu...

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It’s so frustrating when your little one drops foods they used to love! And for some of you, like me and my oldest kiddo, they drop A LOT of foods in the toddler stage. This episode gives you practical tips on how you can get them eating meat again, and how to introduce it in a way that’s more enticing to picky toddlers!

Check in this recipe for pineapple chicken for an easy way to introduce meat using flavors your toddler is alread...

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Personal update…we moved to a new house! Since it has absolutely consumed my life for several weeks, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the tips that saved my sanity and the things I’d absolutely repeat if we had to move again. This is my 3rd move as a mom, and it was by far the smoothest one yet!

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Learn what to avoid to reduce the risk of choking for your toddler from Brandon Doersken, co-founder and CPR instructor of Thrive Training Institute. Brandon is also a dad of 3 so he understands how hard it is to keep your eyes on them at all times! He helps empower you to have the knowledge and tools to help your little one, and you’ll love how he does NOT make it sound scary or overwhelming!


Thrive Training - https://courses....

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Should you have a snack drawer for your young kids and should they be able to access snacks freely on their own? 


Pantry and cabinet organization is awesome, and the idea of your kids not bothering you every time they want a snack is definitely appealing. But the kids' snack drawer can lead to even bigger problems that you don’t want to deal with (ugh, no more problems please!). Listen in to hear why I don’t love this solu...

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Have you ever wondered the truth about additives in your food (what are they? Are they safe?), whether certain cooking oils are inflammatory and possibly toxic, or if your kids will be harmed by eating non-organic produce? 


These topics are ones that keep making the rounds on social media, and as a parent who wants to do the best for your kids, it can be really hard to know what’s right! It can make you want to give up altogeth...

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