Category: Toddler (1 – 3 years)

Iron-Rich Foods

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I have good news. People are hearing that babies should have iron-rich foods as first foods. I’ve been talking this up for almost 10 years now and I’m super happy that the message is starting to be commonplace. Yes, we

Posted in Baby, Dietitian Victoria BC, Finger Foods, Introducing Solid Foods, Myths, Parenting, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years) Tagged with: , ,

Banana Lentil Muffins

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Banana lentil muffins. Yes, you read that right – banana LENTIL muffins. Lentils can be used in baking. Including lentils in baking is a fantastic way to reduce the amount of refined flour we eat and get more iron, fibre,

Posted in Cooking, Dietitian Victoria BC, Kids' Snacks, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Recipes, Snacks, Toddler (1 - 3 years), Weight Loss Tagged with: , , ,

Should Kids Take a Multivitamin?

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I heard back from a lot of folks thanking me for my recent blog post about whether adults should take a multivitamin. So I knew that I needed to answer: should kids take a multivitamin. Just like I said in

Posted in Dietitian Victoria BC, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Supplements, Toddler (1 - 3 years), Vitamins Tagged with: ,

Child Nutrition and Anne of Green Gables

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Have you heard? Anne of Green Gables is back on TV. CBC has created a new series telling the story of our favourite red-headed PEI character. Now you may be thinking, “Um, Kristen, I don’t read your blog for TV

Posted in Dietitian Victoria BC, Parenting, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years) Tagged with: ,

Spring Picky Eater Success Strategies

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I don’t know about you but I’m tired of this long, extra-snowy winter. I mean snow in Vancouver and Victoria, BC in March?! So I’m choosing to think about spring. Spring is the beginning of the season for many opportunities

Posted in Dietitian Victoria BC, Parenting, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years), Vegetables and fruit Tagged with: ,

This Common Habit Increases Kids’ Risk for Iron Deficiency

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A recent study reinforced something that as a child nutrition dietitian, I’ve known through working with thousands of families over the years in Vancouver, Victoria, and beyond. The study found that giving kids frequent snacks is associated with lower iron

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Subtle (Not Sneaky) Tip for Getting Extremely Picky Kids to Try New Foods

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Previously I’ve written about using share plates as a successful strategy for helping picky eaters to try new foods on their own. Today I’m sharing how to take it up a notch if you’ve been using the share plate strategy

Posted in Meals for Kids, Parenting, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years)

Picky Eater Success Tip: When to Serve Challenging Foods

Maybe you’ve heard the statistic. It takes kids between 10 – 30 times of trying a new food before they like it. But did you also know that a study found that parents typically gave up offering a food after

Posted in Kids' Snacks, Meals for Kids, Parenting, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years)

Is hiding veggies okay?

While presenting a workshop on Monday, a small group of parents pulled me aside and asked a question that I get asked all the time. “What do you think about sneaking in vegetables? Is hiding veggies okay?” You know what

Posted in Meals for Kids, Parenting, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years), Vegetables and fruit Tagged with: ,

Preventing Picky Eating – Lessons from a Spanish Buffet

You’ll not likely be surprised to hear that one of the things I love to do while travelling is to observe and experience different people’s cultural food ways. I was travelling alone for two of my four weeks in Spain

Posted in Parenting, Picky Eating, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years)

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