Problem eaters

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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Ask the Dietitian: What Should I Do When My Child Refuses Dinner?

August 27, 2009
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Q: My child has been refusing to eat dinner and then begs for something else to eat 15 minutes later. What should I do? A: Dinner can be a tough meal for children because there tends to be more grown-up food on the table. I follow the advice from Ellyn Satter’s books and consider the whole family […]




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5 Reasons Kids and Parents Thrive on Planned Mealtimes

July 20, 2009
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Dinner is only a couple of hours away but that doesn’t stop your kids from hounding you for some food, milk or juice. You can’t remember the last time they ate. Did they snack? You’re unsure because they’ve been grazing all day long. So you give them what they want and are disappointed when they […]




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7 Ways to Help Your Picky Eater

June 26, 2009
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Dealing with a picky eater can be challenging for parents. Instead of getting lured into a no-win power struggle, here are seven effective ways to help your fussy eater become less fussy. 1. Change your mindset: Does your picky eater drive you completely insane at mealtime? Try not to dwell on the frustration of it […]




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5 Times You Never Want to Feed Your Kids (and Why)

May 1, 2009
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People eat for reasons other than hunger. They eat when bored, to celebrate or to get through difficult times. But what no one talks about is how these habits develop in the first place. Do people engage in this behavior because food is plentiful or is it a learned behavior? Parents have the power to […]




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How to Prevent or Fix (Most) Childhood Eating Problems

April 9, 2009
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I recently taught a class to a room full of moms about toddler eating problems. I heard moms complain about how their children were no longer good eaters. The question of the day was “How do I get my toddler to eat?” There were also some parents worried that their children were eating too much […]




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