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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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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

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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

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Healthy Eating Storybook: Stargold the Food Fairy

To celebrate the end of Nutrition Month, I caught up with fellow dietitian Claudia Lemay, RD to find out about her new nutrition children’s storybook. It’s available on Amazon. And, the e-book version is free today and tomorrow!   KY:

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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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Kids Need Vitamin D Supplements Too

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I was planning to write about a different topic today. But a conversation that I had last night with a parent was a conversation that I have very frequently with parents. It inspired me to change my plans and make

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Be Careful What You Say to Picky Eaters

You need to be careful when it comes to talking with picky toddlers and preschoolers about food. Words are powerful. What you say can help kids open up to trying new foods. Or, it can backfire and make them more

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