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Picky Eater

What to Do About Your Picky Eaters Around the Holidays

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

I have deep sympathy for parents struggling with picky eaters, especially at food-centered gatherings. The coming holidays can be particularly taxing,...

Why We Need To Pay Better Attention To Picky Eating

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents

Anyone who has ever parented a preschooler has likely endured some degree of pickiness at the dinner table -- and been told by a well-meaning relative...

12 Struggles Of Being A Picky Eater

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste

In today's food-centric world, one of the hardest things to be is a picky eater. Vegans are well accepted. Those abstaining from gluten have a whole g...

8 Things Picky Eaters Wish Their Parents Knew

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It's hard for parents to understand how a toddler can go from eating everything to barely touching their meals. It's even more difficult for them to understand why kids are so reluctant to try new foods. And without a big picture understanding of why kids eat the way they do, parents are left frustrated and are more likely to make feeding mistakes.

Love You, Hate Your Food

Holly Leber | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Leber

I secretly (publicly) would love it if he would learn to love produce the way I do, the same way I know he wishes I would eat a steak. At this point, though, besides it having no appeal, I'm pretty sure my body would violently reject red meat, were I to eat it.

What If I Moved In?

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

After I teach my picky eater program in people's offices, many parents ask (some beg) me to move into their homes. Lately, I've started thinking about a "break-your-picky-eater-from-the-inside" job. It wouldn't be hard. I'd need about a week.

Are You Really Offering Different Foods To Your Picky Eater?

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Clients tell me they offer a variety of foods "all the time" and are frustrated by constant rejections. Many parents don't understand and are grateful to learn what a better "offer" looks like.

To Market, to Market: 11 Tips for Parents Joining the Food Revolution

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

If you have a picky eater who's well out of toddlerhood, do not despair! Whether you've gotten a bit off track with meals or are just starting to introduce solid foods, now is the perfect time to get going in the right direction.

You Can't Always Count On 'Experts' To Help You Raise a Competent Eater

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Seeing the transformation in my own home, as well as the growing literature on the health and wellness benefits of eating well, guided by internal cues of hunger and fullness, convinced me that helping children grow up to be competent eaters is preventive medicine.

When Feeding Therapy Becomes Aversion Therapy

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Doctors and therapists must be better educated about the complex nature of feeding challenges. Parents must be empowered to know when a therapy is helping or not and how to support their child's eating where it matters most -- in the home.

Katherine Bindley

Twin Study Confirms Surprising Cause Of Picky Eating | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

Parents of picky eaters often wonder why a child would stick with mac & cheese and chicken nuggets when there are so many other yummy foods. And now s...

The Foods You Secretly Hate

Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste

There are people on this earth who hate cake. They've bravely agreed to confess.

How to Get Kids to Try New Foods (Without Begging, Bribing or Losing Your Mind)

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

There's so much to enjoy about wonderful meals -- from eating well to learning the art of telling a great story -- that I consider it another important part of parenting.

How to Tame a Picky Eater:
8 Tips for Happier Meals

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. I am a picky eater, and it has long been the bane of my mother...

How To Change A Picky Eater

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

The people you love shouldn't try to change you. They should just take you on a six month road trip around the U.S., have you meet random people from the internet who kill things at a swamp in the middle of the night.

When Does Picky Eating Become Something To Worry About?

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 11.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

It's important to remember that because eating disorders in young children are emerging more frequently, severe selective eating can be an early indicator that a very serious illness is developing in some cases.

Picky Eater? How To Still Get Your Nutrients

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I've never been a picky eater. Even as a child, I gleefully ate yogurt, wheat germ, broccoli ... even liverwurst! And that's a good thing, because eat...

Picky Eater? How To Change Your Attitude

Psychology Today | Nando Pelusi Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I can't stand most fruits and vegetables and literally have to force back a gag reflex to eat them. I've done that by what I'll call 'visualization' c...