Blog Authors: Parents on Produce

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is a recipe developer, food photographer, and the author behind The Chef Next Door blog. She's a passionate baker and home cook who loves sharing food with family and friends. A mother to two teenage sons, she keeps busy with school and sporting events, and loves spending time with family and friends.  Most days you'll find her in the kitchen creating new recipes, but she also enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Sarah is a Better Homes & Garden Contributor and a Writer for the Naples Herald Food Section.

Derek Campanile Dad Blogger

Derek Campanile is a passionate home cook, creating delicious and easy-to-follow meals through his blog Dad With A Pan. When he's not working the day job, he's creating and sharing new meals to help other parents bring their family back to the table!

Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. She's the resident chef at adrianasbestrecipes.com and other prestigious publications that publish her work. 

LATISM has recognized Adriana as the Top 100 most influential latina blogger due to her contributions to the blogosphere, influence in social media and involvement with the community helping raising awareness about child hunger in the Orlando area.

In 2015 Adriana Martin became a published author with the ebook: DON’T FALL DOWN THE Rabbit Hole sharing tips on how to use Twitter.

Adriana Martin describes herself as a home chef, wife, friend, step mom, grandmother, and an animal lover.

Holley Grainger, RD Registered Dietitian

Holley Grainger is a nationally recognized lifestyle, culinary, and nutrition expert as well as a wife, mom, and business owner. She does her best to keep it real and have fun with her family, readers, and clients all while balancing a sink of dirty dishes, a clingy toddler, a preschooler that lives for endless games of hide-and-seek, and a glass of red wine. Holley's blog, Holley Grainger Nutrition, shares simple, healthy, flavor-packed meals as well as practical, doable nutrition advice. 

The former nutrition editor for CookingLight.com and MyRecipes.com, she has instructed millions of accomplished and aspiring home cooks on how to make simple, healthy, family-friendly meals through online video, media appearances, speaking engagements, national news segments, online instructional guides and social media. 

Katie Serbinski Official Produce for Kids Registered Dietitan

Katie Serbinski is mom of two boys under two and a Registered Dietitian from Detroit, Michigan. She’s the founder of Mom to Mom Nutrition, a healthy food and lifestyle blog where she share her “me time” with other health-minded parents. On her blog you’ll find simple, family-friendly recipes, tips for new moms, and realistic nutrition advice. Through Mom to Mom Nutrition, Katie shows her readers that raising a healthy family is achievable, even when you have a toddler throwing food across your kitchen table and a baby wanting to nurse around the clock.

Katie also serves as the Official RD of Produce for Kids.

Aggie Goodman

Aggie Goodman, of Aggie's Kitchen, is an active mom of three who's always thinking about the next meal. Her kitchen is her "happy place" where she can relax and do what she loves to do: feed her family and friends. Aggie loves to cook with simple fresh ingredients, focusing on health, ease, and of course, taste - especially these days as her family grows and life gets busier. When she's not cooking or on her laptop, she's most likely running around with her kids, getting in a good workout, finding peace in a book or getting her hands dirty in her garden.

Aggie lives in sunny Central Florida with her husband, 3 children, dog and (recently acquired) bunnies. 

Aggie's Kitchen has been featured as Babble's Top Mom Food Bloggers and Aggie has worked as a contributor for Babble's food blog Family Kitchen as well as CBS News' Health blog.

Christine Pittman Recipe Developer

Christine Pittman is a professional recipe developer, food photographer and author of Cook the Story. Her recipes and pictures have appeared in a variety of publications and are featured regularly on websites like The Huffington Post and BlogHer. Christine is a mom of two with a commitment to keeping it fresh and simple in the kitchen. Her easy recipes, tasty pictures and funny life stories will inspire you to keep it fresh for your family too.

Trish James Produce for Kids Mom

Produce for Kids vice president, Trish, is a mom of two very energetic and very hungry boys. At the end of the day, her goal is for her family to enjoy a healthy and peaceful dinner. However, being a working mom with a crazy schedule can make this balance difficult. As the resident grocery store expert and consumer loyalty guru, nothing makes her happier (or more of a loyal shopper) than walking into her favorite market to see a healthy meal solution just waiting to be added to her shopping cart. Trish develops new programs to meet the specific needs of Produce for Kids retail partners and is always planning and preparing for the future of Produce for Kids. Together with the Produce for Kids team, Trish is dedicated to helping make every parent's life a little easier by offering them recipes, tips and real-life advice for happy and healthy family meals.

Amanda Keefer Produce for Kids Mom

When Amanda, Produce for Kids director of marketing communications, is not having tea parties, playing dress up or dancing with her two little girls, she’s racking her brain trying to stay ahead of the next big social media and public relations trends. Amanda maintains relationships with the Produce for Kids corporate partners and can sometimes be found on TV  cooking up a Produce for Kids Ideal Meal with her daughter. She has her own personal blog and also works with bloggers to bring the Produce for Kids story to life. She understands the everyday pressures on parents because she feels it herself as a full-time working mom. It is her mission to address those hot button healthy living issues facing parents today through the Parents on Produce blog and Produce for Kids social outlets.

Dr. Stephanie Smith Psychologist

Dr. Stephanie Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie, living in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. In her practice, she works with moms, dads, teens and tweens. Dr. Smith uses humor, compassion and common sense to help people make positive changes in their lives. She especially enjoys working with parents to assist them in strengthening their families from the inside out. Dr. Smith is the author of Dr. Stephanie, a blog where she writes about technology, parenting, friendship, and pop culture – all with a mental health twist. In addition, Dr. Smith is an official blogger for the American Psychological Association’s blog, Your Mind, Your Body.

Dr. Smith believes eating nutritious foods, creating healthy eating environments, and learning to enjoy all stages of food preparation and eating are important goals for families.

Brenda Thompson Meal Planning Expert

Brenda Thompson is a busy mom and wife, foodie, self-taught meal planner and freelance writer currently residing in Houston, Texas. Her motivation to become more organized in the kitchen was realized after the birth of her first child. Now, mom to one preteen and one teenager, life seems to move non-stop but that doesn’t mean she has to sacrifice healthy meals for her family.

Through her blog, Meal Planning Magic, she shares tips to make mealtimes healthier but also how to save time and money as well as eat well without sacrificing her pocketbook. She also loves to spend time in the kitchen with her family. That not only means spending quality time together, but it’s also a great way for her children to learn about new foods and learn new skills. Brenda believes there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to meal planning and offers up-to-date ideas to others to help make meal-prep more enjoyable.

Estela Schnelle Registered Dietitian

Estela is a Registered Dietitian and stay-at-home mom of two girls living in Southern California. She has practiced in San Diego, California, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Estela was formerly the Director of Clinical Nutrition at Georgetown University Medical Center and also served as the Director of Clinical Nutrition at Sibley Hospital. The Weekly Bite is a lifestyle blog created by Estela and is bursting with delicious kiddie recipes and mommy adventures. Estela aspires to celebrate life, mommyhood and healthy eating in fun and creative ways.