Food & Nutrition Programs
Dr. Heneman is passionate, fun, and a mom of four! This means she lives in the real world with her kids and her expert recommendations are perfect for families and working parents. This perspective is unique in the health and wellness arena and is one that can be trusted.
Dr. Heneman works with families to create a meal strategy that is perfectly suited to their unique needs.
Dr. Heneman’s food recommendations do not require unique or hard to find ingredients. She also never “food shames” you for using premade ingredients. She helps you to make better and more informed convenience choices.
Who Am I?
My name is Karrie Heneman. I received a BA in Human Biology at Stanford in 1999 and a PhD in nutrition at UC Davis in 2004. From 2004-2007, I worked as a post-doctoral scholar at UC Davis for the Food Stamps Education Program. I implemented nutrition and garden programs at elementary schools and studied how they increased fruit and vegetable consumption among the students and families. I became research faculty at UC Davis in 2008 and taught and continued to conduct research until I became pregnant with my second child, John. It became clear to me that without local family and a husband who worked a very demanding job, I needed to stay home and raise my children. I am currently a stay at home mom of four and I use my nutrition training on a daily basis. I have started a small business that aims to help moms feed their families. I feel like many moms today crack under the pressure of social media and diet trends. They either choose to force their children to adopt extreme eating plans such as paleo or keto, or they just give up and feed their children junk. I have spoken to moms groups about raising children to become confident and smart eaters, who know that there are no bad foods, but that sometimes foods (those loaded with salt and sugar) need to be consumed in moderation. I encourage them to provide their families with easy, inexpensive meals, that are home made. For example, when my husband is gone, we eat cheese sticks, whole wheat tortillas, frozen vegetables, and fruit.
Struggling To Find What Works For Your Family?
You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!
The key to Dr. Heneman’s dietary advice is moderation, focusing on eating foods with dietary value most of the time, and truly savoring “sometimes foods” regularly.
She will help you to make family meals a priority in your household. Her recipes are not fancy, but quick , practical, nutritious, and delicious.
Finding a Balance Can Be Hard, but Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have To Be
Dr. Karrie has the unique ability to help you and your family find the best strategy for making healthy eating a life style. Not only has she studied and worked in the field of nutrition for many years, she also prepares 20 home meals for her family every week and has helped many other families do the same.
Karrie is such an incredible resource for families!! As a mom herself, she understands the dynamics of wanting to provide healthy meals for everyone while juggling a busy schedule and picky eaters!
She has so many great tips and recipes to share that make healthy meals feel easy and accessible to everyone.
Karrie is also just a super kind and positive person and if you work with her directly, you will feel completely supported and encouraged on your nutrition journey. She really is the best and the only regret you’ll have is not working with Karrie sooner!!
Karrie provided an experienced, fellow mom approach to nutrition that I truly appreciated. She brainstormed meal and snack options, including brands we’d never tried, all while taking into account my family’s dietary restrictions, allergies and nutrition requirements.
I was in a meal rut and she definitely breathed inspiration into my lunchbox, school snacks (during and after) and dinners. Karrie came prepared with my own family cookbook! And she even reviewed my pantry to see about healthy alternatives, what to keep, and what to not purchase again. Great new nutrition practices and habits! Thank you, Karrie!