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12 month-old not interested in table foods or feeding himself. Freak out? Not just yet…

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

After a workshop for a small corporate daycare center, I got an email from a staff member worried about a little boy in her care: …I am concerned about one of the infants at our center. He is almost a year old and has no interest in feeding himself and will only chew and swallow either stage 3 food or food from the food grinder. He also is not oral at all—never puts a toy or anything else in his mouth. He has been a little slow to meet other milestones compared with the other...

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reader question: How do you deal with grazing and tantrums in a 3 year-old?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 13 comments

From facebook reader: How do you deal with a 3 year-old who asks for food and then refuses to eat it, and then throws tantrums from hunger? I’d love to keep a structure, but if she doesn’t eat lunch she’ll want a snack 45 minutes later which she’ll usually eat. If I don’t give her that snack she’s an emotional wreck, and then I’m an emotional wreck. It’s like we’re stuck with grazing and awful behavior and I don’t know what to do. and...

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“Help! My son won’t eat lunch at school!”

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Blog Posts | 19 comments

“My son is just about to finish kindergarten and he’s struggled to eat lunch at school the whole year – he gets distracted easily, plays with his food, etc.  We’ve spent the whole year trying to let it be and relax about it, knowing that at first it was a new (distracting) environment, etc.  So far as I’m aware, his teacher doesn’t pressure them to eat.  His daycare provider picks him up after school and, if he’s hungry then, we’ve asked her to...

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ask our pediatric nutritionist #1: sugared cereals

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Blog Posts | 15 comments

reader question: “I’d love to rid my house of the sugary cereal, but they go on sale and we buy them in limited quantities. My struggle is some mornings I  make oatmeal or malt-o-meal. My 3 year old son wants sugary cereal.  I’d love him to have healthy, yummy oatmeal. Is the DOR the same for  breakfast? I think he has a texture issue with the oatmeal. Maybe. Or it might just be he knows there’s a box of goodness in the cupboard.  Of course I want him to eat breakfast or else...

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reader question: distracted, wandering kids at the family table…

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Blog Posts | 22 comments

“We’ve been doing the Satter method with great results, but now that we don’t have the “sit down and eat!” barking order in our repertoire (thank goodness), what’s a good way to get children to focus on the meal if they are becoming overly distracted? i have been trying “ok! let’s enjoy our meal!” if they are wandering from the table or getting preoccupied with something else. Is that staying within the right ideas? i’m trying to...

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