Long-term Feed Effects

5 Motivational Techniques that Will Transform Your Child’s Eating

March 21, 2013
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One reason parents get so frustrated with feeding children is that children don’t always eat what is served. I believe that half the battle is helping children create an internal desire to make good choices now and eventually when they are out on their own. In fact, it’s never too soon to think about how best […]

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

September 7, 2012
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As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet in our modern, food centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating. So here are 10 common “food statements” parents often say to kids, how kids’ are likely to translate the  information and more effective things […]

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What Forcing Kids to Eat Looks Like 20 Years Later

July 6, 2012
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Make your bed. Clean your room. And eat your veggies! I often hear parents lump kids’ eating in the same category as other chores. But eating food is different — very different. As we discussed in the other post on rewarding kids with food, the way we feed our children imprints their eating for years, […]

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What Rewarding Kids with Food Looks Like 20 Years Later

May 27, 2011
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I recently took Big A to the hairdresser, and, as usual, she didn’t want to get her hair washed. The hairdresser kept pushing it until I finally said, “Maybe there’s something we could entice you with, sweety.” While I was quickly brainstorming a reward, like a book, the hairdresser quickly chimed in with, “A lollipop […]

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