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

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

Children Do Best Being In Charge Of What and How Much to Eat

  April 8, 2018

What would it look like to give up control of what and how much your children eat? Does letting go of controlling their eating scare you? Are you not sure why this would be beneficial? What if it meant that you got to put one meal on the table, got to sit down with your … Continued

My Child Won’t Stay at the Table to Eat

  March 31, 2018

We’ve all been there. Your child eats their food, wants to get down, and then they are back two seconds later asking to get up and sit on your lap. Maybe they eat a few bites, get down, come back, eat a few bites, get down, come back (you get the idea).  It’s probably driving … Continued

Why Serving an Evening Snack is a Good Idea!

  March 26, 2018

Sometime many years ago a very famous women told the world that they shouldn’t eat after 7pm – meaning you should eliminate evening snacks. The response- the world felt guilty eating after 7pm. The truth – there is nothing wrong with eating after 7pm. And even more importantly, it’s almost essential for children. Has anyone ever … Continued

The Effects of Shaming Your Child’s Eating

  January 9, 2017

The Effects of Shaming Your Child’s Eating Most parents don’t set out to intentionally shame their child or their eating, but it happens more often than you think. The shame is used most often in an attempt to change the outcome of what or how much your children will eat. However, the negative comments are … Continued

3 Steps to Help Your Children Enjoy Eating!

  October 24, 2016

  You are probably thinking,  “What in the world does sheep have to do with the steps to helping your children enjoy eating, right?” Well, it’s interesting. Every day I walk. It’s a time I spend on me to reflect and regroup. There are these beautiful reserves near my home where I get lost in the beauty. … Continued