Picky Eating Series

The 10 Golden Rules for Exposing Kids to Food (Part 5)

November 22, 2013
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This is part 5 of the Series: What to Do When Picky Eating Doesn’t Get Better Series I am ending this series with what I believe is the most important thing parents can do to help expand a child’s food repertoire: expose, expose, expose. I always check in with exposure when it seems my kids are […]

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Picky Eating Not Getting Better? 5 Small Changes That Can Make A Big Difference (Part 4)

October 24, 2013
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In my last series on picky eating, I detail the common pitfalls of feeding picky eaters.  But today I want to focus on the small, less talked about things parents can do.  Actually, they may seem small but to a child they are quite significant in ways most parents probably never think about. So in […]

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Picky Eating Not Getting Better? How to Tell if Pressure is the Culprit (Part 3)

September 12, 2013
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This is Part 3 of the Series: What to Do When Picky Eating Doesn’t Get Better Jane was worried about her 9 year old son’s picky eating along with his weight which was at the 10th percentile. “His age is what is concerning the most,” she says. “I have been concerned for years, and have always […]

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The Nagging Question Every Parent of a Picky Eater Asks (Part 2)

August 20, 2013
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This is Part 2 of the Series: What to Do When Picky Eating Doesn’t Get Better Lindsay was enjoying parenthood like any mom when she noticed something about the way her child accepts food. “I started suspecting that my son (now 3 years old) was having atypical difficulties with feeding when he was between 12-15 months […]

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The Most Overlooked Reason Kids Stay Picky Eaters (Part 1)

July 25, 2013
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This is Part 1 of the Series: What to Do When Picky Eating Doesn’t Get Better We fed our baby a laundry list of foods so we would expose him to a wide variety of flavors at an early age — avocado, beets, lentils, barley, etc.  We made almost all of our baby food, starting with veggies and not the sweet […]

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What to Do When Picky Eating Doesn’t Get Better

July 8, 2013

 Have your child help prepare meals. Check. Try the one-bite rule. Check. Don’t do anything. Check. Garden, decorate fun plates and be a role model. Check. Check. Check. I often hear from parents who have tried everything and still see no change in their picky eaters.  Because it’s been three years since I wrote my […]

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Picky Eating (Part 5): 15 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

July 30, 2010
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We are wrapping up our series on Picky Eating.  If you are new here, check out the previous posts that have built up to this one. I’m often asked what parents can do to get their kids to eat healthy.  While there are no quick fixes, I’ve gathered a list of proactive, research-based actions parents […]

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Picky Eating (Part 4): 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Feeding Picky Eaters

July 9, 2010
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The previous post in our series on picky eaters discussed why kids eat the way they do. Now it’s time to step back and consider how the way we feed children impacts their eating habits and food preferences over time. One quick caveat. This article is not to meant to add to the already overwhelming guilt […]

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Picky Eating (Part 3): 8 Things Picky Eaters Wish Their Parents Knew

June 22, 2010
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It’s hard for parents to understand how a child can go from eating everything to barely touching their meals. It’s even more difficult for them to understand why kids are so reluctant to try new foods. And without a big-picture understanding of why kids eat the way they do, parents are left frustrated and upset […]

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Picky Eating (Part 2): How to Pinpoint Your Child’s Eating Personality (and Why it Helps)

May 31, 2010
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You’ve all seen the articles where the writer brags about their young child eating spicy foods, clams, mussels and every vegetable known to man.  The parent gloats and takes full credit for the good eater they’ve created.  And because this makes them an expert, they offer up advice which is usually something like “Don’t change […]

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