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Pepper spiral! Easy, fun way to send veggies in lunches.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

I think the picture says it all… M says she always gets comments when she grabs the end of the pepper and pulls it out of the Tupperware in her lunch box. I cut out the stem, then pull out the seeds as best I can, use a good paring knife and see if I can cut the whole thing in one spiral. I then remove any left-over seeds and white parts. In general, I find that making your child’s food into art, to try to get your kid to eat it, means you may be working too hard, and it might not...

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Pouches and Squeezies: nice option or enabling counterproductive feeding?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Blog Posts | 17 comments

I was shocked at Target recently when I saw that fully half of the baby foods section was taken up by pouches or “squeezies.” (This recent NYT article details their meteoric growth, convenience  factor, and why they may be problematic…) I had first seen these about ten years in France. (Can you believe a convenience food that wasn’t invented in the U.S.!?) My nieces would get a pouch packed in the picnic lunch or on the bike ride. It was not a food consumed at home. It...

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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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pantry and snack organizer

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

Thanks to Elizabeth on my facebook fan page for sending this link from Real Simple about setting up “snack” boxes in the fridge and pantry. “I needed to share this! Thought this might be an idea to be sort of a “bridge” in the DOR between childhood in adolescence as kids get older – i.e. bridge between caregiver choosing/making snacks and adolescent being completely autonomous in choosing her snacks – (i.e. in older elementary aged – help yourself...

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little hands making apple sauce

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Blog Posts |

It’s fall, and that means apples! Whether you can pick your own, or get them from the store, they are a lovely, versatile fruit. As I mentioned recently, M has taken more of an interest recently in helping with cooking. A great dish where the kids can do most of it is applesauce. I peel and cut apples into 8ths roughly, and then she can slice them and put them into the bowl. She can add a little brown sugar and a touch of water, and then help stir them on the stove with a long-handled...

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