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Picky Eaters

How I Cured the Picky Eating 'Problem' in My House

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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?

10 Ways To Get Your Toddler To Eat

Sarah Virginia White | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Sarah Virginia White

Almost every parent faces the 4-o'clock question -- what am I going to feed my kids tonight? If you have picky eaters, aka almost every toddler, the quandary becomes even more challenging.

5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

There's a delicate balance between being festive and being stupid. Incorporating nutritious, temper-tantrum-fighting foods is a must to neutralize kids' sugar buzz during this time of year. We want them to go the f*ck to sleep, right?

Feeding Frenzy

Donna Fish | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Donna Fish

The frenzy I am talking about here, is parental anxiety. The anxiety so many parents feel surrounding feeding their kids. I get so many inquiries -- m...

The Greek Mom's Response To Picky Eaters

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents

Parents of picky eaters know how hard it is to serve a meal. You could end up cooking five different foods until your kid finally takes a bite -- or s...

Mealtime Struggles? Expert and Mom Advice to Help You With Your Picky Eater

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

No. Forced. Eating. Making a child finish a meal when they resist you, or worse, pushing food into their mouth is a battle no one will win.

Surviving the Holiday Season -- and Dessert Table -- with Your Kids

Caron Gremont | Posted 11.13.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Tis the season for holiday parties, never-ending buffets and sugary markers of time (I'm talking about you pumpkin pie, candy canes and sugar cookies). And with it comes the traditional (and exhausting) battle between well-intentioned parents and dessert-loving children.

8 Things Picky Eaters Wish Their Parents Knew

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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 Ways to Get Your Kid to Eat Greens

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Revel in your own bite, then offer some with a casual, take-it-or-leave-it attitude. "Ooh, wilted spinach. That's good. I taste a little of that lemon. Would you like some, too?"

My Picky Eater Refuses to Eat What I Make!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Our 12 year old daughter disrupts our household over FOOD! I love to cook, and have told her to pick anything in the world for dinner and I'd make it. Guess what ? Hmmm, she can't come up with anything! Help!

Should I Eat It? A Dining Guide For Toddlers

Sarah Powers | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Sarah Powers

Are you fed up trying to predict whether that nutritious, carefully prepared meal will end up inside your toddler's stomach or tossed gleefully back in your face? Fear not, moms and dads. I've worked it all out for you in this handy flow chart.

One New Food

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 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.

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.