Madden is our Registered Dietitian at GI for Kids. She is currently offering nutrition counseling to patients at our Knoxville office. Call the office to schedule an appointment with Madden.

All About Pumpkins

It’s that time of year again! Soon enough kids will be carving pumpkins and setting them on the front porch to glow throughout the night. Although this food is commonly used for decoration, it can also be creatively nutritious in the kitchen! Pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food. At only 49 calories per cup, pumpkin contains…

All About Mushrooms

This month we are all about mushrooms! Mushrooms are a healthy addition to any diet. Although mushrooms are often categorized as vegetables they are actually a fungus. They do have many health benefits similar to vegetables being low calorie, high in fiber, and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Unlike most vegetables, mushrooms are a…

Kids Eat Right Month™

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s chance to highlight the fight for our children’s healthy future. At GI for Kids we are dedicating to helping your kids learn how to eat right! As the Registered Dietitian for GI for Kids, I wanted to share some…

All About Flaxseed

This month we are all about flaxseed! Flaxseed comes from the flax plant which is one of the oldest crops; known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. Full of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans (antioxidants), flaxseed has many health benefits. It also contains significant vitamins and minerals. Fiber: The mixture…

National Nutrition Month® 2019

National Nutrition Month® 2019 March is National Nutrition Month®! This year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is celebrating the diverse ways in which people can thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition. This is fitting for us at GI for Kids because, we see how nutrition impacts our patients’ lives in so…