Tag: food

Do I Need to Soak Nuts and Grains (Anti-Nutrients)?

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My favourite topics to write about are the topics that you, community members, ask me to address. Today’s topic comes from a community member. She asked: “Is there any truth to the idea that we should be soaking our nuts

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Picky Eater Tip: Be Good Company

When kids enjoy being at the family table, they’ll eat better. Period. This is a strategy for dealing with kids who are picky eaters (fussy eaters) that is amazingly powerful, yet seldom used. When the families whom I work with

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Your Health is like a Bank Account

Today’s post is inspired by a conversation that I had with a client over the weekend. It’s a conversation that I have with most clients. We women tend to hold ourselves to a very high standard. There can be a

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My kid used to eat just about everything…

Does this sound familiar? “My kid used to eat just about everything and anything but she stopped eating meat all of a sudden. She’s now 2.” This, hands-down, is the single most common question that parents come to me wondering.

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5th Annual Homemade Ice Pop Recipes

It’s back, my annual home-made ice pop recipe collection. Some may call these homemade popsicles or paletas. Or, frozen smoothies. Whatever you call them they’re a delicious summer treat. I want to give a big shout out to Carla, the

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My Least Popular (But Very Effective) Picky Eater Tip

I’ve been doing workshops for parents on picky eating for 8 years now. At every single picky eater seminar there is one strategy that always causes resistance with the parents in the audience. I continue to share it because it’s

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

Where to Start with School-Age Picky Eaters

Being known as the picky eater dietitian, people expect that I work with toddlers and preschoolers. It’s true, many, if not most, of the families I work with have 2 – 5 year olds. But I also work with parents

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Don’t Make this #1 Mistake with Picky Eaters

The most common mistake that I see parents make with picky eaters is that they stop serving their kids foods that they don’t eat. I understand why parents make this choice. It seems futile to go to the effort of

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

What’s the Right Age to Start Solid Foods?

Parents have been sending me a lot of questions lately asking what is the right age to start introducing their baby to solid foods. They’ve heard 6 months before. Now they’re hearing 4 months from other health professionals. And, some

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Spitting Out is OKAY

While it may be considered poor table manners (and perhaps somewhat gross) to spit food back out, it’s actually a good strategy for helping picky eaters gain the confidence to try new foods. For toddlers and preschoolers, trying a new

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