If you dread mealtime and feel defeated by a nightly chorus of “That’s yucky!”...
If you feel like you’ve failed because your kid doesn’t eat vegetables….
If you’re constantly worried you’re not doing it right when it comes to feeding your kids and feel pressure to do it “perfectly”...
And if you vaguely remember a meal called dinner that you used to enjoy….
This is a space where you are seen, understood--and never judged. You are safe here.
- EVERY mom can feel successful and confident about feeding her kids, let go of the stress, and enjoy mealtime again.
- Raising happy, healthy eaters isn’t about perfection. It’s about slow, steady progress.
- Feeding kids shouldn’t be a daily exercise in frustration.
What readers are saying...
"Thanks for the peace of mind that feeding my growing family doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful!" --Jacqueline L.
“We were all frustrated and dreaded every mealtime. While on your blog, I saw the invitation to your picky eaters email series and figured I'd give it a shot as our last resort before finding a feeding therapist. In the three years since, you've negated the need for therapy and it has literally changed our lives. Not overnight, and he's still resistant to trying new foods. But his eating habits are so much more balanced (more so than many of his peers, even) and mealtimes are enjoyable family events.” --Rachel W.
“I found your blog a few years back when my youngest was a very picky eater and severely underweight. It seemed the more I tried to fix the problem the worse it got. Your advice helped me to loosen up and relax a bit and that seemed to do the trick. He’ll always be a timid, slow eater and, really, just not that into food, but the improvement is remarkable. Your blog helped reshape my thoughts and actions about food which has made a huge difference in not just his eating, but mine as well. ” --Kelly P.
You’ve been an encouragement to me over the years, especially regarding “picky” eating. I’ve adopted your philosophy on it all, and not only has there been peace at the table, but there’s also been slow but steady progression into trying new things. If you would’ve told me years ago that one day I would feed my entire family salmon, rice, and broccoli, AND hear sounds of “yum!” and “This is so good!” I never would’ve believed it. --Marcie S.
- feeling confident that you’re nourishing your family well.
- enjoying more peaceful mealtimes, no bribes necessary.
- having healthy, kid-tested recipes that bring you smiles around the table.
I can help you get there.
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Hi, I’m Sally
As a registered dietitian with a bunch of initials after my name, I figured I should have the world’s most perfect eaters. Yeah, right! Like you, I used to agonize over toddler dinner strikes and beg my kid to take one more bite of broccoli. All I could think was: Feeding my kids shouldn’t be this hard!
So, using my knowledge as a dietitian and my years as a journalist covering nutrition for major magazines, I decided to learn everything I could about feeding kids and change my tactics (and most importantly, my mindset) for the better. I began to relax and feel more confident about my choices. My kids became calmer around food. And the dinner table wasn’t a battleground anymore. I created this space to share what I’ve learned with you, to reassure you that it’s okay not to be perfect, and to let you know that there’s hope for happier mealtimes.
How I can help you
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Frustrated by feeding your kids?
- Learn The Dinnertime Rule that Can Change Your Life
- See The 5 Mistakes that Make Picky Eating Even Worse
- Find out Why “Just Take One Bite” Can Backfire
Wish your kids ate more foods?
- Join the hundreds of families who’ve taken my free Let’s Try New Foods Challenge
I received my Master's Degree in Dietetics from The Ohio State University in 2006. As a registered dietitian, I've worked in weight management, prenatal nutrition, and diabetes education in both clinical and community settings.
I've also served as adjunct faculty at Otterbein University, as well as both the Lancaster and Chillicothe branch campuses of Ohio University.
As a writer specializing in nutrition, I've been published in nearly 20 national magazines including Parents, Prevention, Health, and Family Circle.
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