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Picky Eaters

The 411 on Kids' Nutrition - Part 1

Little Global Chefs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Little Global Chefs

There is so much information out there on what your kids are supposed to be eating. Eat this, not that! And NEVER those! It can be so confusing ...

Our Kids Have Cheat Days Too...

Little Global Chefs | Posted 01.28.2016 | Taste
Little Global Chefs

So stick with us. Every meal might not be perfect every time, but remember what we said last week: it's a marathon, not a sprint. So stretch your legs, hydrate yourself (with a glass of wine, or two!) and get ready to cook with those rascals!

Stop Sneaking Those Vegetables Into Your Kids' Dinners

Little Global Chefs | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste
Little Global Chefs

Guys, stop trying to sneak those vegetables into your kids' dinners. Yeah, we see you. We know you've found all sorts of clever ways to sneak spinach, asparagus, and rutabaga into their chicken nuggets. But we're telling you, it's not as brilliant as you think.

13 Things Everyone Thinks About Picky Eaters But Is Too Afraid To Say

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste

Picky eaters are the absolute worst. There, we said it. If you're beyond the age of 10 and have a laundry list of foods you don't eat, we don't have t...

It's Our Faults Our Kids Are Picky Eaters

Little Global Chefs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Taste
Little Global Chefs

Why are we serving our kids this stuff? Why is this assumed to be the norm? And more importantly, why do we just mindlessly go along with it? Of course, that's what they're going to want to eat if that's all they've ever been offered.

Game Changing Phrase That Will Teach Your Kids To Try Any Food You Put In Front Of Them.

Tara Garland | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Tara Garland

"Not my favorite" side dishes and meals get served every week and sprinkled in when I am in the mood to eat something different. While I may acknowledge that it is a bummer you are not crazy about the asparagus I put on your plate, I will still make you eat some without complaint.

Moms Have A Hard Time Admitting Their Kids Are Overweight

Reuters | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Many mothers are more willing to recognize their own obesity than to see it in their child, which could hinder the child from getting help to lose wei...

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | 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 12.27.2015 | 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?