Episode #235: Back to School Kids Snacks with Paleovalley with Autumn Smith

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Dr. Elana interviews Autumn Smith of Paleovalley. They discussed back to school kid’s snacks so you can get ready for the school year with great ideas and strategies! Autumn is a mom, business owner and health fanatic who is passionate about making healthy eating easy and workable for busy families! Her grass fed meat sticks and organic superfood bars have become a staple snack in many families pantries for easy healthy grab and go nutrient dense options. They are excited to share more ideas on today’s episode! For 15% off any Paleovalley product, visit paleovalley.com/doctormom or use code DOCTORMOM and enjoy these healthy snacks now! 

Topics Discussed:

  • 3 Healthy snacking rules to follow
  • 5 Snack ideas pairing protein, fat and fiber 
  • How to keep kids interested in healthy snack options
  • Preparing snack trays
  • Finding the balance of giving your kid control of his or her snacks

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This episode’s sponsors

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This episode’s guest


Autumn Fladmo Smith began her academic career with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in dance from the University of Montana. Upon graduation, Autumn danced professionally while becoming a certified yoga instructor. Hoping to combine her love of dance with her passion for health, Autumn became a celebrity fitness trainer with Tracy Anderson, most notably completing a world tour with Jennifer Lopez.

While working as a fitness trainer, Autumn could see that exercise alone was not enough for many of her clients to achieve the radiant health they worked so hard to achieve. Meanwhile, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and anxiety continued to plague her personal health, starting in adolescence. These frustrations further ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition. Through self-guided research, she and her husband, Chas, healed her IBS with the paleo diet. She then studied with the Institute for the Psychology of Eating to become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Hawthorn University where she obtained a Masters in Holistic Nutrition.

In 2013, she founded Paleovalley with her husband and brother-in-law. Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate excellent nutritional information and organic food products with 100 million people worldwide. Autumn’s commitment to health reached new heights last year following the birth of their son, Maverick. Also, Autumn became a Certified FDN Practitioner as of 2018!

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