with Dr. Karrie Heneman

…Where Food, Family And Fun Come First! 

Struggling To Find What Works For Your Family?

You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!

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.

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, nutrious, and delicious.


About Dr. Karrie


Qualified Nutritionist

My name is Karrie Heneman.  I received a BA in Human Biology at Stanford in 1999 and a Ph.D. in nutrition at UC Davis in 2004.  From 2004-2007, I worked as a post-doctoral scholar at UC Davis for the Food Stamps Nutrition Education Program.  I implemented nutrition and garden programs at elementary schools and studied how they increased fruit and vegetable consumption among students and families.  I became research faculty at UC Davis in 2008 and taught and continued to research until I became pregnant with my second child.  It became clear 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 daily.  I have started Family Meals First to empower caregivers with the necessary skills for providing healthy meals for themselves and their families. 

How is Dr. Heneman’s nutrition advice different from others?

Dr. Karrie Heneman is uniquely qualified to give non-medical nutrition advice. She has a PhD in nutrition, makes 20 meals for her family of 6 every week, and has years of experience in the field of food, nutrition, and raising healthy eaters.

My family is picky. Will they eat the foods Dr. Heneman recommends?

Dr. Heneman has four unique kids with different palates. She is familiar with picky eaters (not only personally, but professionally) and her recipes and advice are enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Does Dr. Heneman recommend purchasing designer supplements or products?

No. Dr. Heneman cooks with whole foods and easy to find products that nourish your family, from the inside out.

Why Dr. Heneman?

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.

Custom Plans

Dr. Heneman works with families to create a meal strategy that is perfectly suited to their unique needs.

Practical Information

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.


“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!!”

Gretchen Treffiletti

Mom of 3 active boys

“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!”

Christina Heil