The Food Sense Program

About Dana Obleman

Dana Obleman is a well-known parenting expert who has been working with children and parents for nearly a decade. Her educational background includes a degree in Psychology, with a concentration on infant development and family dynamics, as well as an additional degree in Education.

Dana Obleman

Dana Obleman

Dana has made numerous television appearances, has been featured in national and local newspapers, spoken at multiple parenting trade shows and baby conventions, and co-hosted a popular parenting radio program. She was also recently invited to present a lecture on solving infant and toddler sleep problems to a convention of family doctors at one of the country’s largest medical schools. She lives on the West Coast with her husband and three children.

Tracy Lamerton

Tracy Lamerton

In creating “The Food Sense Program,” Dana partnered with Tracy Lamerton, a respected dietician who creates customized nutrition plans for infants and young children. Tracy received a degree in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia in 2000, and is a strong voice for balanced child nutrition. In addition to her busy private practice, Tracy co-facilitated the cooking program Cooking For Your Life, and is the mother of two children.

(For more information about Dana’s food philosophy for young children, you can click here.)


Hi Dana,

I wanted to say "Thanks" and give you some feedback on 'The Food Sense Program.'

We were having issues with our son William at dinner time. He kept wanting to get down and not eating anything, then wanting something 10 minutes later. It was very annoying, and it was like a circus around the table. We started following the advice in the Food Sense program, and what a difference it has made!

After just a few nights we are all having nice dinners together most of the time. No bribing, begging and whining. When he gets down we calmly tell him dinner is over. He can decide to play upstairs in his room or sit with us. In fact, the second morning of the program he said .. "Mommy, I'm hungry because I got down and didn't eat enough." Again, what a difference! You book gave me the confidence and the concrete tools to be make the changes that needed to be made.

Tammy Lyon (& son William)


Ms. Obleman,

When I first found your website, my daughters were driving me crazy with their constant food demands. I felt like I was a short order cook in my own home. I would have to make TWO different breakfasts and dinners every day, since they didn't like to eat the same things.

When I put their meals in front of them, they would sulk and pick away at their plates and tell me that they "didn't like this food." And then 10 minutes after they got up from the table they would start begging for yogurt and crackers!

A friend told me about your website, and after following just a few of the things you say, I'm thrilled to report that Hannah and Chloe are like two new children... There is no more whining for treats all day long, and mealtimes are actually a civilized time... or as civilized as meals can be with a 2 and 5 year old.

Thanks again!