If you are anything like me, you love food but don’t always have time to cook everything from scratch. Which is completely okay! But also means we have to purchase pre-packaged foods. While it is okay to make convenience or snack foods as part of a balanced lifestyle, one of the keys is to REMOVEContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Serve Foods in Their Packaging”
Category Archives: During Toddlerhood
Why You Shouldn’t Ask You Child What They Want to Eat – and what to do instead
Asking your child, especially a picky eater, “What do you want to eat?” is setting your child up for frustration and staying in the cycle of picky eating.
Tips for Helping Your Little Learn to Like Veggies
While Learning to Like Veggies can take some time (and by that I do actually mean patience, read here about the importance of repeat exposures) here are some tips to help your child learn to like veggies (and keep you sane 😉)
Importance of Exposure to New & Less Favorable Foods
Exposure is just a fancy word for what really means “patience”. Feeding kids is not for the faint of heart! It’s tough. And if you get caught up in the “right now” you lose sight of what really happens with exposures. They build upon each other!! What was just a touch today, turns to aContinue reading “Importance of Exposure to New & Less Favorable Foods”
Is it more than just Picky Eating? Problem Feeding explained
Surface-level observations are easy. And honestly, true “picky eating” can be a very normal phase… but what if it isn’t?…at a point, it is no longer “picky eating” and more accurately defined as “problem feeding”.
How much milk does my child (1 year old +) need?
Transitioning to Milk after 12 months old. Is it necessary? Technically, NO. Let me explain!
CALCIUM COMES FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES 👏NOT 👏JUST 👏MILK – but so often when I tell parents it’s okay if their child doesn’t drink milk they respond with “What about Calcium?” 🤔 What is Calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and vital for good health! It is essential for theContinue reading “Calcium”
Signs a Picky Eater is Improving (that DON’T include “eating it”)
It is harder to see growth and change when you are in the midst of it.
Day to day you probably don’t notice much growth & change in your child… but look back on a picture from a year ago and you’ll be amazed at how much has changed and how they have grown!
It is the same way with Picky Eating habits.
Probiotics vs Prebiotics
Although the names are almost the same – just one letter difference- these two types of food are completely different but both are essential for gut health! Learn more about how to get your picky eater to eat both:
Building on Safe Foods
“How do we keep expanding their accepted foods if we are always offering something they like?,” said the message from a stressed parent of a picky eater.