When Parents Don’t Agree On How To Handle Picky Eating

When Parents Don't Agree On How to Handle Picky Eating

When you and your partner don’t agree on how to handle the everyday decisions and dilemmas about feeding your kids, especially when it comes to picky eating, it can make things tense and frustrating for everyone. It’s an issue I hear about almost every time I talk with a group of parents about feeding kids! So I asked…

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How A “Snack Platter” Can Transform Snack Time For Kids

How A Snack Platter Can Teach Your Kids About Healthy Snacking

As a dietitian, I get a lot of questions: Is sugar poisonous? (No.) Should I go on one of those juice cleanses? (Probably not.) But most of all, I get this one: What kinds of snacks should I feed my kids? Snacks for kids is a hugely popular topic on the blogosphere. You’ll find loads of…

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What An Order Of Greasy Onion Rings Taught Me About Feeding Kids

What Greasy Onion Rings Taught Me About Feeding Kids -- Real Mom Nutrition

I got a wake-up call about feeding kids last weekend–in (of all places) a gas station food-mart. I was traveling with my husband and kids, returning from a weekend visiting relatives. We stopped to fill up the minivan with gas and went inside the food-mart to order sandwiches for dinner (not ideal, but it works). My first grader asked…

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Why Your Toddler Won’t Eat Dinner

Why Your Toddler Won't Eat Dinner

There’s a lot to love about toddlers, like knee dimples and sloppy kisses. There are also things that make you crazy, and refusing to eat dinner ranks at the top of that list for many parents. In this guest post, pediatric dietitian Natalia Stasenko of Tribeca Nutrition, breaks down the top five reasons your toddler won’t eat…

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Wish Your Family Ate More Veggies? Try These 7 Moves.

Green Smoothie

Vegetables can be a tough sell for some kids (and some adults). If you’re looking for ways to get more veggies into your family’s diet, here are seven moves that work for us! 1. Create an appetizer platter.  I’ve written about my no-snacks-except-veggies-in-the-hour-before-dinner-house-rule before (read My Pre-Dinner Snack Strategy). It’s worked wonders around here. It takes the…

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