About Nicole Meadow

Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD is a mom of two amazing children, Andrew and Emily, and Registered Dietitian with specialized training in infants, pediatrics and young adults. She works both in private practice at her own firm NutritionWise (www.nicolemeadow.com) in Encino, CA and at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. A native New Yorker, Nicole moved to Los Angeles after completing her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Michigan in order to continue her studies at the University of Southern California where she earned a Master's Degree in Preventive Nutrition. She and her husband now live in Valencia with their family and 3 dogs.

Ask a Dietician: Junk Foodie

What to do when your baby eats poorly Tanya N: I have an almost three year-old who thinks its ok to live off of cookies and junk. I try not to feed him that stuff, but the only “real” foods he will eat are chicken, corn, and the odd banana. I give him vitamins, but […]

Do You Know Your ABCs: Vitamin C

I C you’re staying healthy this flu season! As we head full force into cold and flu season it is a great time of year to continue our journey into the wonderful world of Vitamins with a discussion about Vitamin C. Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is easily excreted […]

Ask a Dietician: Sugar Baby

How much is too much sugar? Robin S: I’m very concerned about the amount of sugar my baby is getting from snacks (even “healthy” ones like Gerber food and organic cereals) and juice. How much sugar should our kids be getting and how can us on the go moms feed our kids healthy snacks? This […]

Do You Know Your ABCs: Vitamin B

Unlike Vitamin A, the B Vitamins are actually a group (or a complex) of 8 vitamins. Also unlike Vitamin A, B Vitamins are water-soluble, not fat-soluble. This means that our body does not store them, but rather excretes them in the urine when taken in doses higher than needed (this is why you’re your urine […]

Ask a Dietician: Protein Intolerance

Devon S.: I have a child who is not allergic to any food, but gets diarrhea and discomfort when she eats proteins of any type (beef, fish, chicken, beans legumes etc). How do we get the needed proteins into her diet while preventing her digestive issues? When a child has an allergic reaction or intolerance […]

Ask a Dietician: Preemie Feeding

Rosita F.:  What is the best type of food that can be given to preemies? Should their diet be different than to term babies? A premature or preterm baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Generally, the earlier a baby is born, the higher its risk of health complications. In the first few months, […]

Do you Know Your ABCs: Vitamin A

Starting at the beginning of the alphabet, we will discuss Vitamin A. As one of the four fat-soluble vitamins, it requires fat in our diet in order to be absorbed by the body. It also provides antioxidants that help protect little bodies from developing chronic diseases. Vitamin A plays an important role in eyesight, skin, growth […]

Do You Know Your ABC’s?

Do you know your ABC’s? Of Vitamins, that is! It seems as if everywhere we turn lately—whether looking at parenting magazines, books, newspapers, or blogs; postings on Facebook or Twitter; whether we are speaking with friends, a doctor, or a complete stranger; even when pulling out a cereal box—we are bombarded with messages about vitamins. […]