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.

What I think about what kids drink

My child: “Mom, I’m thirsty!”  Me: “Get yourself some water.” I am sure you have this conversation as well in your home.  Growing up, I remember water was the only possible beverage to drink between meals (and later, we had … Continue reading

A special Valentine’s dessert

How many of you parents are assisting with your child’s Valentine Party?  For our boys’ classes, we have awesome mothers organizing the party’s festivities.  I like to help – it gives me an opportunity to see the boys with their … Continue reading

An easy way to cook butternut squash

Have you noticed the butternut squash sitting in the grocery store?  When a butternut squash arrives in our Happy Box, I know it will not only look cool on our counter, but be tasty and is a super source of … Continue reading

The motivational interview diet

At the beginning of a New Year, many people reflect on the past year: happy and sad memories; re-directing or attaining goals; and planning for hope in the New Year. Some may choose to make New Year’s Resolutions, and many … Continue reading

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