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My kid gets dessert every night and is still obsessed with sweets!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Blog Posts |

A few moms this week have emailed to ask about sweets. Both have similar stories, and I’ll try to give a general answer here as this comes up often. Paraphrased concerns: “We eat really well at home, almost all whole grains, very little if any processed sugar, whole fruits and veggies. My kids enjoy a good variety of foods. We do allow one treat a day. The kids get to choose when they eat it, but it’s all they talk about. Also, when they have access, they have trouble...

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Study on Kids and Weight: The Missing Piece of HOW Kids are Fed, or Restricted

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog Posts |

  I was curious to read this study, Eating Habits Matter Most With Overweight Children but was surprised that restriction wasn’t taken into account. (I have only read this article so far.  This is a quick post with musings on the topic.) “Our results show that in relative terms, the BMI of children who are particularly triggered by food increases more when compared with others. But we also found the opposite effect: a high BMI leads to children becoming even more triggered...

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Extreme Picky Eating Help is here

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders is here! Jenny McGlothlin SLP is my coauthor. She developed and runs the STEPS feeding program at the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Jenny is not only an award winning therapist, but a teacher and champion for children with extra needs. I was able to shadow Jenny at work recently, and every interaction I saw confirmed that she is a...

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Halloween Joy, and What are You Afraid of?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog Posts |

I wanted to share this email (with permission) from a former client. We had two calls a few years back addressing her concerns about nutrition and higher-than-average (but healthy) weight and appetite. Note the contrast between anxiety and the sense of calm enjoyment. Hi Katja, It’s Halloween night and our whole family had such a wonderful time!  Halloween is fun for our family and we are not full of anxiety.  Maya and Andre (5 and 7) got home from school and into their costumes.  The...

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Part of a “Complete” or “Good” breakfast?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

  I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons in the late ’70s. The cereal commercial barrage always ended with, “Part of a complete breakfast!” That complete breakfast included juice, milk, cereal, toast and butter and some kind of fruit (or a close variation). It seemed like a wholesome spread! You’d have to sit down for that meal. Recently I caught an ad for a ‘sugary’ cereal and the phrase was changed to “Part of a good breakfast.” The...

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Kitchen Essentials and RV Livin’

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

In nine days, my family and I will embark on a grand adventure. We are taking the opportunity for a mid-life (we hope) reboot and hitting the road to live, travel, cook, home-school, and all the rest, in a 38-foot used RV we picked up a few months ago. We’ll be gone a full calendar year.  I’ll be able to write and continue to work with clients by phone, though I don’t imagine I’ll be able to do any house-calls from the road (unless you are in the same state...

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