From Our Editors
As a girl in Fresno, California, Alicia Simpson grew up enjoying fresh produce from the surrounding farms, learning early in life the delicious rewards of healthy eating. Those experiences eventually led her to pursue a master's degree in nutrition, focusing her energy on lactation and infant eating habits. Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support is the fruit of her efforts, with a staff that is dedicated to helping new and expectant mothers master the intricacies of breastfeeding to give their babies a nutritional head start toward a healthy life. Classes and consultations help women learn what to eat to make their milk as nutritious as possible, and how to avoid common breastfeeding pitfalls. Once kids have gotten older, seminars on eating habits help parents avert the scourge of the picky eater by raising children happy to consume broccoli, and then humbly bragging to their friends' parents that they like consuming broccoli.