picky eater

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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How to Make Family Dinners More Kid Friendly

November 3, 2009
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Every mom is looking for kid-friendly meals to help improve their children’s eating habits.  Yet in last week’s expert interview, Ellyn Satter emphasized the importance of families eating together over what to feed.  That’s because family dinners are the place where children learn to eat. I’ve incorporated family dinners at my house for over a […]

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The #1 Feeding Mistake Parents Make

October 29, 2009
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Welcome to Raise Healthy Eater’s first expert interview. Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. Satter integrates her 40 years of experience in helping adults be more positive, organized and nurturing in caring for themselves and their children. She is also the author of several books including Child […]

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Book Review: Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense

October 1, 2009
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I spoke with a woman recently who told me that she was a skinny, picky-eating kid. Food was always an issue at her home and her concerned parent constantly brought her to the doctor (who had her take a slew of vitamins). Now, many years later, she’s battling her weight right along with her siblings. […]

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