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Parents on dessert with dinner

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog Posts | 6 comments

I asked my facebook readers  and a few past clients to share their experiences with serving dessert with the meal. For many workshop attendees or new clients, this is the idea they struggle most to accept: “How will I get them to eat anything if I can’t bribe with dessert?” or, “I can’t accept that he gets rewarded with something he likes if he hasn’t eaten anything healthy first.” After serving family-style, serving a child-sized portion of dessert at the same time as other...

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reader’s happy ending to sugary cereal quandry…

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

Here is a great story from a reader. I love how she dealt with this tricky cereal situation! It can be extra hard when parents have different ideas about what to serve. Notice it took a year, but D trusted her boys, did her job of providing balance and not fighting the battles… What are your success stories? A happy ending to my sugar cereal woes. . . Background: hubby eats sugar cereals for breakfast and buys them regularly for our boys, who were turning up their noses at everything...

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Schools contribute to shame and craving of “forbidden foods”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

More insanity with the schools around food… It is getting worse, people. When it happens to your child, please make a stand and tell the schools it’s not OK… My daughter’s school is a “sweet-free zone”. There is even a poster in one of the classes that shows a cupcake with a big slash through it and a big declaration, “This is a sweet-free zone!” M came home the other day  confused as to why Mrs. W. was giving the other teachers brownies, but not...

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the candy stash, and Big Brother

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

M had the candy stash from school yesterday. (Check out an old post about handling candy stash days...) She had one or two pieces with her after-school snack, then this morning,  she asked for a sucker with breakfast, and I said, “sure.” She handles this stuff so well… I too am still amazed. Then she worried, “Uh oh, they will see my green tongue and know I had candy with breakfast!” I said, “So?” She replied, “Well, Mr. C said if we eat candy...

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kids and nutrition talk #4, “frosting nutriency…”

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Blog Posts | 19 comments

I think all the talk at kids about nutrition is not only wasted hot air, but also harmful. They don’t get it… Case in point, kids  and nutrition talk #4… (I think it’s #4, I wasn’t planning on a series.) Yesterday, on our way to Woulette’s bakery for our after school snack, I asked M if she preferred the cupcakes at Woulettes or Cupcake Cafe. She said, “The ones at Woulettes’ have more nutriency in the frosting. I like it better there.” (I...

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