picky eating

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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What Kids Really Mean When They Say “I Don’t Like it”

February 5, 2015
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It was Cultural Heritage Day at my son’s school and for lunch, parents brought in food from their nationality. As one boy sat down to his plate of unfamiliar food, he started to cry. I went up to him to see if he was okay and he said: “I don’t like this food.” I went […]




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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? 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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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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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday July 23rd

July 23, 2012
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I’m going to get straight to this week’s meal plan because I have a lot to say below. We grilled Sunday so will be having leftovers today. That’s a good excuse to go out and play longer before dinner. I love easy dinner nights! For more meal planning inspiration see Org Junkie. What’s Cooking This […]




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The Only Guarantee I Can Make About Your Child’s Eating

November 15, 2011
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I pretty much steer clear of guarantees when it comes to children’s eating.  But while sitting in on an educational session at the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Expo — a big light bulb went off after hearing “Kids are dynamic and constantly changing.” I knew this was true for kids’ eating but somehow […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday February 14th

February 14, 2011
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Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’m kind of bummed it’s on the most unromantic day of the week.  I’ve never been a big fan of Mondays. This week’s meal plan starts off with yet another bean burrito dish.  I’m looking for the perfect one to freeze so I can have it on hand for quick meals.  The […]




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The Secret to Peaceful Holiday Eating with Kids

December 24, 2010
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With many families sitting down to holiday dinners this weekend, I can already hear the food battles. “You have to eat some of your turkey before you get dessert” “3 more bites and you’re done” “That’s all you’re eating, get back here!” The holidays can be particularly hard because there’s so much going on.  There’s more snacking.  More […]




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