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Alan Greene, MD, FAPP

Founder of DrGreene.com, Author of Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

Dr. Alan Greene is a pediatrician and father of four.

He is the founder of DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site” and the creator of KidGlyphs, an iPhone app that uses graphics, spoken words, and text to help children communicate beyond their verbal skills.

He is the author of Feeding Baby Green, Raising Baby Green, From First Kicks to First Steps, and is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine.

Dr. Greene is the Founding President of the Board of the Society for Participatory Medicine and serves on the board of Healthy Child Healthy World and The Lunchbox Project.

In 2010, Dr. Greene founded the WhiteOut Now movement to change how babies are fed starting with their first bite of solid food. In 2022 he launched TICC TOCC, a worldwide campaign to change the practice of Immediate Cord Camping To Optimal Cord Clamping.

He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the TODAY Show, the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, Parade, Glamour Magazine, and Parenting Magazine.

Dr. Greene received the Healthy Child award for Prevention and was named the Children's Health Hero of the Internet by Intel.

"Though a doctor may not provide the "greenest" answers to your questions, how he or she answers is often just as illuminating. Willingness to engage in a dialogue may be the real hallmark of a green pediatrician. When choosing a doctor, you of course want someone steeped in science, and aware of recent literature and controversies. But you also want someone who both articulates a point of view and desires to hear yours. I believe that teaching and inspiring one's patients, along with their families, about the value of nutrition, exercise, and overall attentiveness to environment may be of greater importance than the ability to write a prescription."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

To read more from Dr. Greene and many others, pick up your copy of our book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, today. 

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