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Picky Eaters

One New Food

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

We are introducing one new food a week to our kids, and are insisting they try (and swallow) at least two bites.

Why You Can't Cook Your Way to a More Enjoyable Family Dinner

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

It's so emotionally charged, this idea of making dinner. "Good moms" cook dinner, right? But when you don't feel appreciated in your own home, by your own people, it's so discouraging.

8 of the Easiest Things I Did to Feed the Kids Better

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Sometimes, feeding my kids reminds me of that old saying, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them eat anything other than dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets."

Encouraging Your Child to Appreciate Food

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

But, there is more to what we choose to eat than how it tastes. Having a connection with food is relative to the food choices we make. Appreciating the food we eat is the first step in bridging the gap between "tastes good" and "does a body good.

5 Reasons Why Childbirth Is Easier Than Feeding Your Kids

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

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

Did I Miss the Summer Camp Junk Food Consent Form?

Caron Gremont | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

It's time our summer camps, like our schools, step up and be part of the solution, not the problem, and support the efforts of families to give our children a strong and healthy start to life.

Being A Picky Eater Is All In Your Head

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Hate Brussels sprouts? Can't stomach mushrooms? Think cilantro tastes like soap? It's (pretty much) all in your head. When studies linking the worl...

One Mom's Plan To Break Her Kid's Picky-Eating Habits

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

If your child is a picky eater, mealtimes can be a struggle. So how do you get your kid to forgo a slice of pizza in favor of a plate of broccoli? Acc...

What If I Moved In?

Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Melanie R. Silverman MS, RD, IBCLC

After I teach my picky eater program in people's offices, many parents ask (some beg) me to move into their homes. Lately, I've started thinking about a "break-your-picky-eater-from-the-inside" job. It wouldn't be hard. I'd need about a week.

Picky Eaters Are Made, Not Born

Karl Wilder | Posted 07.06.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

Travel anywhere in the world from Vietnam to France and you will see children happily eating vegetables, liver, even crickets. Only in America do ...

Cook, Clean Food Off Floor, Repeat. Why I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

There are three things I'll fall on my sword for in this life: faith, family and food. And they're all sort of wrapped up together.

Jillian Berman

America's Picky Eaters Are Overhauling The Restaurant Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business

In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's vision of the future, every restaurant could have "a different menu for every person." Shaich's chain and others ...

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.

How Not To Worry Over Your Child's Every Bite

Katie Morford | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

The fact is, there is a range of "normal" when it comes to eating. Some children are happiest sitting at the table over a bowl of mashed bananas while others find staring down a dinner plate nothing short of torture.

Picky Eaters? It's Not About the Food

Caron Gremont | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Have you ever carefully prepared a home-cooked meal (like roasted chicken with root vegetables and fresh herbs on top) only to have your kids refuse to take so much as a bite, insisting, instead, on eating those same nuked frozen chicken nuggets (again)?

Mean Parent Confessions: My Kids Eat What I Serve or They Don't Eat at All

Food Riot | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't want my kids to think they can customize the world to their liking by having a tantrum when something happens to not suit their whims. But there's also this big one: there is very little on this Earth that I find more irritating than a grown-up human being who is as picky as a child.

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.

Food Lessons I Learned From A Five-Year-Old

Food Riot | Posted 01.24.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

She took a bite and asserted that she wanted Cinnamon Toast Crunch. She insisted on me SLOWLY pouring the milk, screaming to stop when there was too much milk, which I totally got. You don't mess with a person's milk to cereal ratio at ANY age.

Converting A Picky Eater, A Personal Perspective

Mihaela Lica Butler | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Mihaela Lica Butler

For me, this whole experience was about more than just converting a picky eater: it reminded me of the little things, the simple joys that make life so beautiful: spending time together in nature; listening to the clear, crystal laugh of a child; seeing the world with innocence and hope, through the eyes of my child.

6 Ways To Get Kids To Eat 'Adult' Foods

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

From Mother Nature Network's Jenni Grover: I am a huge fan of homemade baby food, but there comes a time when children need to start sharing the sa...

A Breakdown Of Your Child's Eating Patterns

Raquel D'Apice | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Raquel D'Apice

In handy pie-chart form.

A Mother's Prayer for a Picky Eater

Anndee Hochman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Anndee Hochman

French toast can't be too eggy, yogurt can't be too watery, the milk can't be one degree away from ice-box cold.

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.

Why I Cried For Joy When My Daughter Ate A Chicken Nugget

Denise Henry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Denise Henry

Eventually, I'll introduce Nina and her brothers to healthier snack options such as homemade chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, kale chips, and edamame. But for now, when Nina says, "Mama, chicken nugget is yummy," it truly fills my heart with joy.

Tips For Quick and Easy Family Dinners

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Anjali Varma

All busy moms have faced this all-too-familiar scenario: it's 6:00, the kids are starving, you're exhausted and you have no idea what you're serving for dinner tonight! Couple that with an empty pantry or fridge and a picky eater and it is a "recipe" for disaster.