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My name is Danielle Van Schaick. I’m a Registered Dietitian and first time mom! I live in Fairfield with my husband, our 4-month old son, and our black lab Roxy... (read more)

Here’s a list of the top 5 fruits and vegetables! If you don’t like eating these on their own, try incorporating some into sauces, dips, or smoothies. The Fruit Bowl 1. Guava 2. Watermelon 3. Grapefruit, pink or red 4. Papya 5. Kiwifruit The Healthiest Vegetables 1. Swiss Chard 2. Kale 3. Spinach 4. Collard […]


The Lunch Salad

by Dani Health on April 16, 2012 · 0 comments

A lunch salad can be a low calorie & nutritious meal option, but can also come with some common mistakes. To keep blood sugar levels steady throughout the afternoon and keep energy and metabolism high, don’t forget your protein and heart-healthy fats. Here are a few simple guidelines to make a balanced lunch salad: Nutrition […]


Here’s an easy recipe that the kids might enjoy! It’s full of taste and loaded with heart healthy fats. This recipe got my 2-year-old eating halibut! Recipe of the Month: Pan-Seared Breaded Halibut Danielle Van Schaick, Registered Dietitian Dani Health & Nutrition Services


As adults we often watch our fat intake, buy fat-free products and limiting our consumption of high fat foods. Children, especially between the ages of 1-3, require up to 40% of their energy intake from fat. Energy-dense foods, such as those with high fat content, play an important role in helping young children meet their […]


Deceptively Delicious

by Dani Health on January 31, 2012 · 4 comments

I know that this books has been out for a few years but I finally found time to pick it up and try a few of her recipes. My son, now 2 years, loved the spaghetti and (turkey) meatballs – made with pureed butternut squash – and the blueberry oat bars – made with pureed […]


FODMAP diet for IBS

by Dani Health on January 24, 2012 · 0 comments

The low FODMAP diet is proving to be an effective approach for people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. This elimination diet was developed by Dr Sue Shepherd in 2001. She has proven, through her pioneering PhD research, that limiting dietary FODMAPs is an effective treatment for people with symptoms […]


Treating Constipation in Children One of the main ways to prevent and treat constipation is by modifying your child’s diet. This includes decreasing foods that are constipating, including cow’s milk, bananas, yogurt, cheese, cooked carrots and other foods that are low in fiber. For children that drink a lot of milk, soy milk is a […]


Recipe of the Month

by Dani Health on September 14, 2011 · 0 comments

This is a great weeknight recipe. Serve with 1/2 cup brown rice and 1 serving of vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, or mixed vegetables). Recipe of the Month: Stir-Fried Honey-Ginger Chicken Enjoy! Danielle Van Schaick, BASc, RD Head Registered Dietitian Dani Health & Nutrition Services


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