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

How to Stop Battling with Your Child About Eating!

  July 29, 2016

What if the easy answer was as simple as… just stop. If only it was that easy, right? You get home from a long day of work, you rush to get food on the table only to be bombarded with whining and insults — Yuck, Gross, I DON’T want THAT! What could be more frustrating than … Continued

How to Lessen Anxiety Around Feeding Children and Enjoy Meal Time!

  July 22, 2016

Today, there is a tremendous pressure on us to feed our children well. Its no surprise with all the pressure we feel it raises our anxiety levels and makes us less likely to be able to relax when we feed them. And forget it, what if your child isn’t growing well, picky or has a … Continued

How To “Get” Your Child(ren) to Eat!

  September 29, 2014

Now, I know I titled this post, “How to ‘get’ your child to eat,” but what if I told you that it is not your job to “get” your child to eat. In our current culture we have a strong passion for nutrition and what we eat, but with that has come a weight/growth obsessed … Continued

Feeding the Older Infant

  January 14, 2014

I’m at “that age,” all my friends have children or are having children. We are all in the same parenting boat, but I have observed , we are all strong in different areas of parenting. Fortunately, for me, because of my professional background, my strength is feeding children. As my friends will tell you, I … Continued

How To Feed Your Infant!

  January 10, 2014

For the past 15 years, I have been working with families teaching them how to feed their children in one facet or another. My very first job, right out of college was working for WIC (Women, Infants and Children).  I gave my nutrition advice based on other WIC nutritionist and a brochure published by the … Continued

Understanding Your Child’s Growth

  January 7, 2014

Not all children’s bodies are created equal. Children are born small, large, long, and short. Growth in children can be variable as well. If your child is consistently in the 90th%  or in the 3rd% percentile, it’s likely there is no problem. The problem comes when a parent may be unnecessarily alerted to their child’s weight … Continued

The Committment to Feed!

  November 25, 2013

I can remember just over a year ago the anticipation of waiting to give birth. I was happy, nervous and probably a little scared at the same time. I remember having dreams (or nightmares however you look at them) about being a parent and even breastfeeding. Being a dietitian, I always knew from the very … Continued