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

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

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

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

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