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Picky Eating

Let Them Eat Kimchi!

Little Global Chefs | Posted 06.13.2016 | Taste
Little Global Chefs

Hey yo! Have you guys heard that kimchi is the new Tabasco? The new salsa... the new go-to condiment! Yeah, we're basically saying it's going to t...

This Is Why Toddlers Are Such Picky Eaters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents

Toddlers aren't generally known for their sophisticated palates, so it comes as no surprise when they outright reject certain foods in their special, ...

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!

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.

ICYMI: The Sticky History Of Picky Eating And Why 'Grit' Is Overrated

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. In honor of one of our favorite holidays this week -- as long as we're not seated next to our craz...

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.

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 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...

Foodies vs. Food Averse and the Mom Who Loves Them

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

On a scale of one to ten, how much pleasure do you get from planning, cooking and eating meals? Do you sometimes 'forget' to eat, or is that idea preposterous to you? Have you ever wondered why people approach food so differently?

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...

5 Surprising Truths About Feeding Children Every Parent Should Know

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

Knowing the realities of feeding kids helps everyone enjoy mealtime a bit more. Because when things get off track, you will resist blaming yourself and your kid. And you can get back to the tough and rewarding job of feeding little ones.

If You Can Teach Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth, You Can Teach Them to Eat Vegetables

Caron Gremont | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Caron Gremont

But the truth is, we need to stop thinking that feeding our kids well is about food, because it's not. Feeding our kids well is about raising our kids well, and we do that by teaching them good habits.

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."

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?

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.

5 Reasons Why Childbirth Is Easier Than Feeding Your Kids

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

Welcome to parenthood, and what could be our greatest challenge yet, feeding the little tyrants... I mean our beautiful children.

Is Picky Eating an Eating Disorder? Living With Selective Eating Disorder and No Vegetables

Bustle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Bustle

My whole life, I was called a picky eater, but I was always assured that I would grow out of it. My parents had both been "picky" (according to my grandparents), but like most children, they had grown out of it. As a kid, I believed that eventually, that would happen for me too. Until it just didn't.

End Mealtime Battles Forever With These 5 Simple Words

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

It's dinnertime and my 4-year-old son is deep in play. When I announce that dinner is ready he makes his own announcement: "I don't want to eat, Mommy." I tell him five words that avoid the food battle that he wants me to engage in.

44 Things We've Said To Our Kids To Get Them To Eat

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

10. I went through full labor and then had a C-section in order to bring you into this world. I almost died for you. You owe me.

10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Child About Food

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.

Hey Servers, Leave Those Kids Alone!

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

You don't have to worry about getting our children to eat veggies, or more or less food. It's not your job to decide how much our children have to eat before they can "earn" dessert, or if you think they are too skinny or too fat. You don't have to keep track of any of it!

Parents of Picky or Selective Eaters, Let 'Trust and Love' Be Your Guide

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

That "trust and love" that Fred Rogers talked about as the key to early bonding is not just for breast or bottle-fed infants, but should continue as the essential guiding element for feeding throughout childhood.

LOOK: We Have To Hope This Craiglist Ad Is A Joke

Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents

Having a picky eater is one of parenthood's greatest challenges. It may be completely normal for kids to develop food neophobia (yes, there is a scien...

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.