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

My Kid Loves Condiments, Is that Okay?

  May 27, 2018

Have you noticed your child loves condiments with their food? Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Ranch, Hot Sauce? Have they ever used the carrot to suck up all the ranch dressing only to leave the carrot behind? Maybe they even tried to dip their brownie in ketchup? Gross, right? Yes, it’s true your child may show more … Continued

What Does It Mean to Be an Intuitive Eater?

  April 30, 2018

First and foremost becoming an intuitive eater means going back to your natural tendencies, learning to listen to your body and eat based on your internal regulators again. Why do I say AGAIN? This is how we are born – we are born as intuitive eaters. If you have struggled through the years with chronic … Continued

Why Teaching Your Children Eating “Dessert Type Foods” is Okay!

  April 24, 2018

Navigating feeding your children is hard work. Finding a balance to what they eat can feel even more daunting. Here is what I know – your children have an innate ability to listen to their bodies. When you trust them they know exactly what and how much they need. Yes, they are quite capable of … Continued

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