Author: Becky Gonter-Dray RD, CSP, LD

  • Becky Gonter-Dray RD, CSP, LD

    Becky Gonter-Dray is Board Certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and works part-time as a Dietitian Liaison and in the Nutrition Clinic (outpatient nutrition counseling) at Dayton Children’s. With her husband, Alex, the Gonter-Dray’s have 3 boys ages 8, 5 and 3. They enjoy trying new foods in their house and cooking in the kitchen together. Becky hopes to bring to the Dayton Children’s blog sound nutrition facts and information along with how to provide healthy options for today’s busy families by sharing some of her experiences.

How big is your dinner plate?

A study conducted by Temple University Department of Public Health in Philadelphia researched if the size of the dinner plate made a difference in the energy intakes of children.  Did you know obesity affects 17% of children? A group of … Continue reading

Was the ‘happy box’ worth it?

Do you remember reading about the Happy Box we subscribed to in 2012? The Happy Box season ended in December.  At that time, we asked ourselves the following questions and reevaluated if we should again re-subscribe for 2013. Should we … Continue reading

What’s making our kids overweight?

Is it the added salt and sugar sweetened beverages that are causing our kids to be overweight/obese? Did you know obesity affects 17% of children?  Why is this?? Is it the salt that is causing kids to be overweight?  Is … Continue reading

Four steps for building a healthy Salad

Are there actually steps to building a healthy salad?? Sure! Some salads fill a plate but don’t satisfy our hunger while others are packed with more calories than a milkshake. As we look at our own options here at work, my dietitian-partner … Continue reading

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