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Another Veggie Study. Will it Change How You Feed?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Good reminder: often and early exposures help children learn to like veggies says an article about a recent study, which confirms earlier findings— most children learn to like foods with repeated exposures, and most parents give up after only a handful of tries. (Reminds me of my favorite “green bean study” which states that parents aren’t always good at knowing what foods a child “likes,” and to keep offering that food.) This study (original here) seems to...

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Scaring Parents to Motivate Healthy Feeding? (With a Note About Accurate Measurements)

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog Posts | 7 comments

Does this look like the chart of a child who is “failing to thrive?”   Worry, worry, worry! All good parents are doing it! “She’ll need a feeding tube if you can’t get her to eat more.” “She has pre-prediabetes…” The parents I talk to, and emails I read are increasingly suffused with fear and anxiety. A very few cases are true emergencies, with children dropping weight or refusing anything by mouth, but many terrified and tearful...

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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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what it really means to “offer” food

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog Posts | 12 comments

I wrote recently about how important it is to offer foods over and over, to (re)introduce children to variety in flavor and texture.. Later that day, I watched a video on picky eating of a mom “offering” her child options. She stood at the fridge asking, “Do you want noodles? Do you want rice? Do you want cucumbers?” His answer of course to each offer was, “No.” Was this mom really “offering” choices? I think she would say she was… I...

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teach kids to use the “f-word”

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog Posts | 13 comments

Part of my mission is to help kids feel good about food AND their bodies. This post is about helping children develop positive body image, and avoid fat bias. (Caillou is one of the few shows I’ve found that shows positive body diversity.) This question recently made it’s way to my inbox… “I don’t know how to talk to my preschooler about fat people.  When reading a story where a character is described as ‘the fat man’ I change it to ‘the big...

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