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Picky Eating

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 relativ...

Foodies vs. Food Averse and the Mom Who Loves Them

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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.

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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.

Katherine Bindley

Twin Study Confirms Surprising Cause Of Picky Eating

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 Picky Eating Science of Sitting With the Cool Kid

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic | Posted 02.20.2013 | Parents
Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

if you have a cool friend and that cool friend brings some weird food to lunch and likes it, you'll probably want to try it.

7 Ways To Get Your Kid To Eat

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

I like to think things are not so bad at our collective family tables that we need to assume, as this note did, that all children fall under the category of picky eaters. We all have our handicaps (in our house, they are eggs and pasta -- think about that! Two of the most fall-back-plan-y foods that exist in this world!)

So, It's Your Fault... Your Kid's a Picky Eater

Meshelle Armstrong | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Meshelle Armstrong

Parents, if you want your baby to play in the good sandbox, know it's not too late to sway their gustatory organ in favor of the food gods.

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.

A Picky Eater Taxonomy

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 10.01.2011 | Parents
Jenny Rosenstrach

The Compartmentalizer -- Modus operandi: Will not even sit down at the table if the potatoes are touching the broccoli. Last question before bed: "Dad, is the DustBuster charging?" Thing that keeps him up at night: Sauce.

Picky Eater? How To Still Get Your Nutrients

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
EatingWell

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...