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Picky Eaters

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.

The Other Reason So Many Kids Are Picky Eaters

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Kelly Dorfman

Given the way taste and eating acclimation works, modern food alteration is undoubtedly a factor in today's picky eaters, but I believe there is a second, less recognized factor fueling the new wave of fussy eaters: anxiety.

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...

9 Side Dishes Even Picky Eaters Will Love

Posted 03.06.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Eating your vegetables has never been easier (and neither has polishing off a bowl of rice), thanks to these quick and simple side...

3 Keys To Improving Your Kids' Eating Habits

Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's first workshop. Check out previous challenges here, and if you haven’t signed up yet, visit the pu...

You Just Have To Taste It: Getting Your Kids To Eat Like The French

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

When my kids started attending daycare in Paris, I was struck by the lunch menus. Every day, the 3-and-unders were served four-course meals.

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.

Does Your Child Have an Eating Disorder? 8 Warning Signs

GalTime | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses stemming from a variety of contributing factors; they are not any one person's -- or parent's -- fault.

A Girl Scout Cookie Gets "Healthwashed:" Musings on Nutritionism and Our Kids

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

You can easily see how a less food-savvy parent might conclude that feeding a child Mango Cremes is actually a net positive -- the same as offering fruit, when of course a Mango Creme is, in the end, a highly processed, white flour cookie.

The Easy Way to Healthy

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 03.10.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

52 weeks, 52 new foods. How one family achieved the most frequently broken New Year's resolution: to eat healthy.

Firing the Food Police on Christmas and Other Strategies for a Low-Stress Family Meal

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 02.21.2013 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Milk will be spilled, dresses will get dirty but if we're all lucky, it'll be a sugar-fueled fest to remember. I'm not advocating sloppy eating habits forever, just a break from helicoptering in the kitchen until Dec. 26

The Joys of Raising Boys or How I Became a Christmas Shrew

Kate Ryan Williams | Posted 02.21.2013 | Parents
Kate Ryan Williams

My throat is sore. Not from a cold or flu, but from yelling. Waking the boys up has gone from being a nice ritual to being something I dread.

An Apology Letter To My Favorite Picky Eaters

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste

If you look around at the food people in your life, we all have something in common.

Traveling With Picky Eaters

Posted 11.23.2012 | Travel

There's no denying that the love of culinary experiences is one of the biggest reasons people travel -- and we love feeding that passion. From the wor...

LOOK: A Creative Way To Get Your Kid To Eat Lunch

Posted 09.13.2012 | Parents

Stumped by your son or daughter's refusal to eat lunch at school? You may be 15 minutes -- and a couple of pens and markers -- away from a solution. ...

What the Hell to Feed the Kids Tonight?: A Comedy in Two Acts

Julie Tilsner | Posted 10.21.2012 | Home
Julie Tilsner

I'm a big believer in the family meal, in sitting down at the table and breaking bread together. I ate in front of the TV growing up and look how I turned out. I want my kids to have a better upbringing. Or at least a better sense of the place of family and food.

Why French Kids Eat Everything

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

So what's the secret? Why are these French kids so cooperative at the table? Why DO they eat everything?

Sneaking Nutrition Into Your Child's Diet, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Is your child a picky eater? Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, gave suggestions on sneaking nutritious foods into your kid's diet when she met w...

10 Made-Up Food And Drink-Related Holidays We'd Like To See

Food Republic | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home
Food Republic

All due respect to the food historians who synced up the birthday of the dude who invented peanut butter and blocked off January 24th to honor it, I've come up with 10 food holidays I'd love to celebrate. Any takers?

Stop Making Two Dinners: Versatile Ideas for the Whole Family

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Parenting is amazing, sometimes hilarious and often difficult. Adjusting expectations so that the mini members of your dinner table eat what you're eating is a natural way to make life easier.

Just Pay the Kid

Alex McCord | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Alex McCord

Never, I mean never, underestimate the good feeling you get from your child doing something you want them to do. This Mother's Day, my husband and 6 a...

Why I Don’t Force My Kids to 'Just Eat What’s In Front of Them'

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

My husband and I are trying to create a home culture where family dinners are enjoyed by everyone and eaten by everyone (almost) every time. Here's what works for us.

Are Foodie Kids A Sign Of The Culinary Apocalypse?

TIME | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

Being a childless misanthrope and everything, it pleased me to see two new books addressing one of my pet peeves: kids and all the things they don't l...

Are Picky Eaters Just Spoiled Kids?

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Lucy: "I don't like meatballs." Me, noticing that they are still in big pieces: "Do you want me to cut them up a little more?" Lucy: "That won't make them yummy." So goes the battle in our house.

Kids Rejecting Healthy Food Program | Posted 12.27.2011 | Parents

Getting kids to eat right may take more than simply replacing junk food with healthier options. That's what the Los Angeles Unified School District ha...