4 Key Steps to Handling Halloween Candy!

  October 22, 2018

A Realistic Approach To Dealing with Halloween Candy Overload! I remember as a young child the enjoyment I got from trick or treating and being able to come home and enjoy my candy. We used to sit at the table and look at the good stuff we got and sort out all the “crappy” candy. … Continued

4 Reasons Why Bribing Your Children with Food Does Not Work

  September 18, 2018

How invested are you in your child’s eating? Are you so invested in getting them to eat that you find yourself bribing them to eat certain foods? Are you using these special foods to get them to eat? If you answered yes, I’d recommend you read on because I want you to know why it … Continued

6 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Handling School Lunch

  September 11, 2018

This week is the second week of school for our district. If you are anything like me it means that you are full force back into making school lunches. Without fail every night we forget to empty the lunchbox only to find spoiled food in the morning that has to be thrown out. One day … Continued

How To Handle Your Kids Saying They’re Hungry 20 Minutes After a Meal

  September 2, 2018

You find that you are nagging your children to eat at mealtime. You give them what you believe to be an appropriate portion of food, sometimes they finish and other times they don’t. No matter if they eat well or not, without fail 20 minutes or less after they are FINALLY done eating they are … Continued

The Picky Eater: Putting Yourself in Their Shoes

  July 22, 2018

Putting yourself in your picky eaters shoes can help you to practice empathy and compassion for what you child’s experience around food may be. Several years ago I worked with a family to address their child’s picky eating. As is common in many families of a picky eater, the child is often blamed for their unwillingness to expand … Continued

Why NOT to Talk to Your Child About Nutrition!

  July 10, 2018

Let me start with a little story this week about why it is important NOT to talk to your children about nutrition! This past winter my daughter came down with the flu (welcome to Kindergarten). The morning after her fever started she came down to me and said, “Mommy, I think I know why I … Continued

25 Fun Ideas to Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen

  July 3, 2018

Every child can benefit from having some fun in the kitchen! So since school is out – it is a great opportunity to get a little dirty and make a mess. If you already have children with a good relationship with food they will love trying out some new recipes. Even if you have a … Continued

Food Before One Is NOT Just for Fun!

  June 26, 2018

Have you heard this idea that food before one years old is just for fun? I’ve seen this well meaning advice come up in support groups, as well as from well meaning family, friends and sometimes even health practitioners. However, this just isn’t true and from my experience can even interfere with growth and development. … Continued

What to Do When Your Child Boycotts Certain Foods

  June 10, 2018

If you are a parent to a child, at some point you will run into your child boycotting foods. I often hear things like, “They used to eat everything. One day they started refusing the foods they used to eat such as carrots and broccoli. They just want to eat the same foods and then one … Continued

Why Trying to Control Your Child’s Food Never Goes Well

  June 2, 2018

Have you every tried to diet or limit a certain food? What about your children – have you ever tried to impose food rules on them? It’s probably pretty safe to say that most of us can answer yes to at least one of these two questions, if not both. Let me first say there … Continued