Hi and Welcome to The Fortified Family!


I’m Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and mom of 5 (including quadruplets :) I’m passionate about feeding strong families and making food fun.


I created this site to provide busy parents and caregivers with proven tools and simple steps needed to make good food fun and to fuel strong families.

As a mom and dietitian, I believe that eating together is an essential part of a strong family’s life...but I also know that good food doesn’t magically appear on the table by itself.

Through my work as a nutrition communications consultant, media spokesperson, published author and most importantly - a mom - I’ve brought together a ton of great info here to help you feed your family in the best way possible.

Whether you’re exploring baby led weaning with an infant, seeking smarter snacks for school-aged kids or battling belligerent teenagers, the Fortified Family will give you strength and support to reassure you that you are not alone in trying to feed your family!

All children deserve the right to enjoy wholesome, healthy foods that taste good and are eaten in the company of the people who love them the most. Your home cooking doesn’t have to be pretty...it doesn’t have to be perfect...but you can make it a priority, and maybe even have some fun in the kitchen too!

  • Are you looking for tips and tricks to get your family to eat better?
  • Is thinking about what to make for dinner dragging you down?
  • Do you secretly want to stop feeding your kids crap but aren’t sure how?

Well, then jump right in with the Fortified Family. Have a look around for some great information on fueling your family. Check out our facebook page for a supportive community of health-minded parents and caregivers. Or follow us on instagram for feeding inspiration and ideas. 

Congratulations to you on caring enough to make fueling your family a priority. I’m looking forward to enjoying this journey with you. Bon Appetit! 

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE
Founder, The Fortified Family