Christine Wood

Pediatrician/ Author

Christine (Ito) Wood, M.D., C.L.E. is a practicing pediatrician at Coast Pediatrics Carmel Valley and certified lactation educator with interests in healthy nutrition for children and the environmental and nutritional impact on health and disease. She is a compelling voice on the subject of children’s nutritional and environmental issues. She is the author of the book, How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It! Filled with practical, easy-to-understand information for parents, she backs it up with science-based research to emphasize the nutritional links to disease. She maintains another website, My Kids Doctor Visit, launched in 1997. It is a website for parents designed to give information on common illnesses, like colds, ear infections, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and more. “Kids Weigh to Go” is her program targeting families with overweight children.

Dr. Wood lectures to physicians and other health professionals (nurses, lactation consultants, dietitians, school nurses and others) on the topic of nutritional medicine for children and she gives seminars to parents on healthy lifestyle practices for children. She is a research consultant for San Diego State University with a 5-year grant (started March 2006) on preventing childhood obesity in recreation centers. She has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, and Japan.

Episodes for this expert

  • Feeding Your Child: Picky Eaters

    It never fails. You make a perfectly good meal for your family, and your child refuses to eat it. What’s the best way to handle picky eaters? How do you ensure your kids are getting all the nutrients they need when their diet mainly consists of mac and cheese?

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  • Mindful Eating at the Dinner Table

    With our busy lives today, it can almost seem impossible to get everyone around the dinner table to relax and enjoy one another. But being intentional and thoughtful about mealtime is great for bonding and also has many health benefits.

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