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Picky Eaters

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.09.2015 | Science

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are how you eat. Last week, an unscientific but al...

Got A Picky Eater? I Blame Grandma, And Here's Why

Tara Garland | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Tara Garland

My children's three grandmothers all have this desire to "spoil" my kids with food. They love to hand out treats and bring an assortment of goodies every time they visit. Did I mention we have three grandmothers?

Why Picky Eaters Aren't Welcome For Dinner

Inga | Posted 08.22.2015 | Fifty

It's an old joke: if you only ate healthy food, would you live to 100, or would it just seem that way? A close friend of many years, Gina, regaled us at a recent birthday lunch about the Dinner Guests from Hell whose dietary requirements were so draconian she feared serving her first ever company meal of carrot sticks and water.

In Defense of My Picky Eater

Stephanie Land | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
 Stephanie Land

My daughter started refusing food when she was around 18 months. Before that, I'd chopped up vegetables to mix into her pasta, and fruit in her oatmeal. I am, by default, a healthy eater. I limit processed food, eat fresh ingredients, all of that. But when she stopped eating, I lost my mind.

The Top 10 Questions All New Parents Have, and Where to Find Answers

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

Let's be honest; a new baby in the house is stressful. I don't know a new parent who doesn't fall somewhere on the spectrum between mild anxiety and a "complete freak-out". At the heart of that stress are questions--lots of them.

ICYMI: Walking In Nature And How To Get Picky Eaters To Try New Foods

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.  This week, we're reading stories of humans in trying situations. A career-driven news report...

15 Restaurants for Traveling Vegans

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Indeed, vegans and vegetarians deal with some serious challenges on the road. But there are places you can go that are truly amazing -- if you know where to look.

How to Satisfy a Picky Eater

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Is your child a picky eater? Satisfying your picker eater is difficult but manageable. How you deal with it depends on their age, your time constr...

A Spot-On Anthem For Parents Of Picky Eaters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents

A new parody music video tackles a common source of parental frustration: dealing with a picky eater. The ladies behind the YouTube channel Laughi...

Reese Witherspoon Does Hilarious Impression Of Her Picky Eater Toddler

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

During her May 12 appearance on "Conan," Reese Witherspoon talked about a problem many parents of young kids can relate to -- dealing with a picky eat...

6 Words That Will End Picky Eating

The Mid | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
The Mid

This system totally eliminates the power struggle that goes along with "getting kids to eat."

What I Do When the Kids Say 'I Don't Like It' Before Trying a Bite

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

You know how your toddler sometimes screams the loudest before falling fast asleep? I finally figured out that if I can ride out the skepticism, the critiques and complaints for a few minutes at the beginning of a meal, we often arrive exactly where I'd hoped we would.

An Open Letter to Pigs (And Other Picky Eaters)

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Eva Lesko Natiello

We're in the belly of a pork shortage. All right, maybe not the belly. Perhaps the tail end, optimistically speaking. Nevertheless, from crisis comes opportunity, and now's the time to act.

What Kids Really Mean When They Say 'I Don't Like It'

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It was Cultural Heritage Day at my son's school and for lunch, parents brought in food from their nationality. As one boy sat down to his plate of unfamiliar food, he started to cry. I went up to him to see if he was OK and he said: "I don't like this food."

Is Your Picky Eater Ruining Your Marriage?

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

Picky eaters can make meals absolutely miserable by reducing a worried parent to tears and igniting some significant fighting about how to handle the kid. You do not have to live this way. I have some good advice.

Never Struggle With Your Kids at Mealtime Again!

Stacey Green | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Stacey Green

I can't tell you how many hours I spent pleading and bribing my son to just take one bite of whatever I had made. The meal usual ended in tears -- mine, not his.

Confessions of a Picky Eater: Kale

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

I feel really proud about being picky, about chomping down regularly on kale and actually enjoying it, too.

How I Cured the Picky Eating 'Problem' in My House

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

I couldn't shake the feeling that my daughter's picky eating was the result of something I did. Was I a good enough cook? Was I making the food "fun" enough? Was "I" enough?

10 Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat

Sarah Virginia White | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Sarah Virginia White

Almost every parent faces the 4-o'clock question -- what am I going to feed my kids tonight? If you have picky eaters, aka almost every toddler, the quandary becomes even more challenging.

5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

There's a delicate balance between being festive and being stupid. Incorporating nutritious, temper-tantrum-fighting foods is a must to neutralize kids' sugar buzz during this time of year. We want them to go the f*ck to sleep, right?

Feeding Frenzy

Donna Fish | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Donna Fish

The frenzy I am talking about here, is parental anxiety. The anxiety so many parents feel surrounding feeding their kids. I get so many inquiries -- m...

The Greek Mom's Response To Picky Eaters

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents

Parents of picky eaters know how hard it is to serve a meal. You could end up cooking five different foods until your kid finally takes a bite -- or s...

Mealtime Struggles? Expert and Mom Advice to Help You With Your Picky Eater

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

No. Forced. Eating. Making a child finish a meal when they resist you, or worse, pushing food into their mouth is a battle no one will win.

Surviving the Holiday Season -- and Dessert Table -- with Your Kids

Caron Gremont | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Tis the season for holiday parties, never-ending buffets and sugary markers of time (I'm talking about you pumpkin pie, candy canes and sugar cookies). And with it comes the traditional (and exhausting) battle between well-intentioned parents and dessert-loving children.

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.