Nutrition Education

5 Reasons Your Child Eats Differently Than You

May 30, 2014
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Kids are learning about food in the same way that they learn to read and write.  But as a society, we don’t always look at kids eating this way.  And as parents, we often forget that kids are not little adults when it comes to food. In fact, there are distinct ways kids’ eating is […]

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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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The Feeding Strategy Every Parent Needs in Their Toolbox

December 7, 2012
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At dinner on the cruise, the parents we sat next to announced that their four-year old son will only eat three things for dinner — Mac and cheese, cheeseburger and chicken nuggets. This came up because they were going to drop both of their children off at the kids’ club for dinner that night but […]

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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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5 Mistakes Parents Make When Educating Kids About Nutrition

February 28, 2012
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“Information doesn’t change behavior,” was something an old boss of mine told me in my early days as a dietitian. I refused to believe it at the time but I now understand what she was talking about. Providing nutrition education to people doesn’t always result in healthier eating habits. If only it were that easy. […]

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