Meet Dr. Wood

Christine (Ito) Wood, M.D., C.L.E. is a practicing pediatrician and certified lactation educator with interests in healthy nutrition for children and the environmental and nutritional impact on health and disease.

KidsEatGreat is an information-packed website with nutrition information based on her 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 health. She is a consultant on children’s nutritional products to USANA Health Sciences.

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 has been a guest on TV, radio and her quotes and articles have been published in  print media, such as Parenting, Parents, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD and more.

Her other roles include:

She has authored:

  • Author of the CardioKids Tennis Nutrition Guide
  • Author of the Kids Weigh to Go Program
  • Author Survival Guide for Managing Pediatric Obesity in a Busy Office: A Toolkit and Resources for Pediatric Practice
  • Co-Author of the Power Up for Sports and Health Toolkit
  • Huang J, Pokala P, Hill L, Boutelle K, Wood C, Becerra K, Calfas K. The Health and Obesity: Prevention and Education (HOPE) Project Curriculum Development. Pediatrics 2009;124;1438-1446
  • Eisenberg CM, Ayala GX, Crespo NC, Lee NVL, Zive MM, Corder K, Wood C, Elder JP. Examining multiple parenting behaviors on young children’s dietary fat consumption. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior