A food jag occurs when your child eats the same food several days, or meals in a row. Sometimes, a child gives up that food once they get sick of it. Read more to find out why a food jag might occur and steps you can take to avoid it.Read More
Do you have a schedule for meals and snacks? One of the first ways I help families struggling with picky eating is to review their meal and snack schedule, or routine. Having a schedule for your little one (usually after about 14-16 months of age) can make a world of difference when feeding your child. Read more to find out why and ways to get started.Read More
One of the most common questions I get asked in my practice is if parents should be offering dessert after dinner. Some parents offer dessert as a “reward” for eating dinner, others are confused about how often they should be offering sweet foods after dinner, and still some want to provide a snack after dinnertime if they feel their child has not eaten enough.
Most of their problems are solved with a simple solution: the bedtime snack.Read More
Mealtimes can be stressful with little ones at home. Serving meals “family style” can help. Learn why and how to get started serving meals family style with your young children at home.Read More
When I talk about feeding in my counseling sessions and classes I always start with why. Why are we doing what we are doing when feeding children? What’s the outcome that we want? The bottom line is that it is almost always the same thing. We want our children to develop a healthy relationship with food, but what exactly does that mean?Read More
A common hurdle I hear from families in my practice is that their children have a hard time transitioning to the table, most commonly at dinnertime. When dinner rolls around, it has been a long day (usually for everyone in the family) and getting little ones to sit at the table can be a challenge. Enter the pre-meal routine. Take a look at my 4 step plan which is sure to help make getting to the table a little less painful for everyone. I find preparing for the meal is often overlooked!Read More