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What’s the Best Baby-Feeding Guide? Your Baby!

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Blog Posts | 7 comments

Trust me, I know what I’m doing… Part of the reason so many parents get into feeding trouble is that they often lack quality support or information. Without trusted family nearby, and with pediatricians and family doctors who may not know much about feeding, parents often turn to the internet for advice. Here is a resource from the Johns Hopkins website that a parent on FB shared with me. This Hopkins page baffled me with some of the feeding advice for parents: “Begin with...

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"It’s all about portion control" or is it… Talking about DOR

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

“I’m a registered dietitian, I have two small children (who eat totally different from each other, one picky, one adventurous), and I support and practice the DOR. I have been having some pretty heated (ok, it’s probably just me) conversations with some of my coworkers (not dietitians) about the feeding relationship. I feel like in trying to describe the DOR, I end up getting defensive and maybe a bit pedantic. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. ” -facebook...

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Picky eaters: born or made? Both!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Blog Posts | 12 comments

This seems to be a hot topic these days. Are picky eaters born or made? I say both. The author of a post writes, “Cue the chorus of angels singing. It’s not my fault.” Well, it’s not your fault. And… Based on my reading and work with families struggling with picky eaters, even “feeding clinic failures,” I also see many parents unwittingly doing a lot that slows down the process of learning to like new foods. I refer to these as “counterproductive...

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Holiday Eating

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

This is reprinted/posted with permission from Ellyn Satter’s family meals focus newsletters. If you haven’t found them yet, they are archived on her website and are a treasure trove of information on adults and children in terms of eating and wellness! Have a fantastic end of the year, and a Happy, Healthy 2012! December 17, 2008 FAMILY MEALS FOCUS #32 Interpreting the news and research about feeding and eating In honor of the season, we are interrupting our...

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“Maggie Goes On a Diet,” not so surprising, part of a continuum…

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Blog Posts | 9 comments

I have seen a lot of (deserved IMHO) outrage to the yet-to-be-released “Maggie Goes on A Diet.” It is interesting. It is good (the outrage, that is…) What is curious to me is that people seem to be surprised the book is out there, though it does seem to lack a certain finesse or savvy. Most people (even those who endorse calorie restriction for kids) know not to use the “D”-word. Would there be such an outcry if the title said, “Maggie Gets...

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