picky eater

How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat Sushi

June 17, 2015

To help fill in while we are on summer vacation, here’s a guest post from Le Anne Ruzzamenti. My son has been a picky eater since he turned three and as we near his seventh birthday, we can still only count a handful of vegetables and fruits that he will eat. While he’s not the extreme […]




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Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: Author Q&A and Giveaway

May 11, 2015
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I’m excited for the newly released book: Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion and Feeding Disorders. Katja Rowell has teamed up with Jennifer McGlothlin to fill a real void out there for struggling kids and parents. Their book is research-based, extensive and written in a […]




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Picky Eating: What’s Missing in the Nature vs. Nurture Debate

April 14, 2015
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I posted this article on my Facebook page: An Open Letter to the Moms Who Judged My Kid’s for Being Picky Eaters and got lots of great feedback. But I soon realized that while I like the article’s no judgment message, its overall takeaway may be one of helplessness. That’s because if picky eaters are born […]




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Introducing My New E-Book: From Picky to Powerful

November 5, 2014
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After a weekend of formatting, staying up late and acting cranky to those around me, my first e-book is published: From Picky to Powerful: Transform Your Outlook on Picky Eating and End Food Battles Forever! I’ve been writing about picky eating since I started this blog over 5 years ago. It’s a topic near and […]




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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 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 Holds Parents Back From Feeding Their Kids Well

February 25, 2011
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I broke down sobbing at my daughter’s pediatrician when she was 4 weeks old. She had lost interest in breastfeeding and the good doctor confirmed what I already knew: she was not gaining enough weight. We struggled through each feeding — and I still couldn’t get my arms around how something so natural could be […]




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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 1): How to Tell if Your Picky Eater Needs Help

May 18, 2010
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Expert Profile: Diane Keddy, MS, RD, FAED is a Nutrition Therapist and a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She has treated men, women and children with eating disorders, including selective eating, for the past 25 years. Currently she is in private practice in Newport Beach, CA. If all children accepted the food parents […]




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