toddler feeding

Real Baby Food Review, Giveaway and Fajita Salad Recipe

May 1, 2015
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If your still in that baby or young toddler phase, I’ve got a book for you. It’s called Real Baby Food: Easy, All Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler written by Jenna Helwig, food editor for Parents magazine, with help from Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD. What you will find, in addition to fresh, nutritious and […]

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Two Giveaways: Amanda’s Big Dream & First Bites

April 1, 2015
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I have two great books to briefly review and giveaway. The first, Amanda’s Big Dream, was mentioned in my post about talking to kids about weight. And the second, First Bites, is a cookbook for babies and toddlers.

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Why I Will Never Lie to My Children About Food

August 19, 2014
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This is a post from 2012 (with a  change in title).  I’m taking some time off before the new school year starts.  So I may be slow to accept comments and get back to you over the next week or so. “Just tell him we aren’t selling ice cream today,” the nice lady at my […]

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The Log of My Labor

April 9, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, a new ongoing series detailing the feeding escapades in my house There’s something you need to know about dietitians. We are kind of obsessed with bowel movements.  We don’t get grossed out, say, discussing their texture over a meal.  I remember during my internship having an instructor drilling us about […]

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

September 7, 2012
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As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet in our modern, food centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating. So here are 10 common “food statements” parents often say to kids, how kids’ are likely to translate the  information and more effective things […]

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5 Feeding Mistakes Even Dietitians Make

May 25, 2012
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I’m not perfect. I don’t always serve perfectly balanced meals or say the right thing to my kids about food. As I research and write Fearless Feeding, a book that will help prevent feeding mistakes, I can’t help but think of the one’s I’ve made. I get emails from readers who feel it’s too late […]

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Is Your Child Holding You Hostage at Mealtime?

September 30, 2011
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Every day Maria served her 5-year-old son the same old thing for lunch. While it was decently healthy — a turkey sandwich with some fruit — she knew his variety was lacking. Every time she tried something different he threatened her with ”I won’t eat it.” Working out of fear, she resolved herself to making […]

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The Annoying Kids’ Eating Habit Parents Should Adopt

August 12, 2011
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We were out at our favorite Mexican restaurant when the conversation at the next table caught my ear. A young boy, probably about 4, had only eaten half of his rolled taco and declared he was full. “You have half of it left, look at all that meat inside,” the mom said. “Finish it!” The […]

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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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10 of the Best Finger Foods for Toddlers

December 3, 2010
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Most children prefer to eat with their fingers by the time they reach their first birthday.  While the mess is not easy to watch (or clean up), it’s good for toddlers’ development — and it frees up mom and dad to eat right along with their little ones. While I’m still in the messy-eating toddler […]

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