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Picky Eaters

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

Bustle | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 | Food
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.

Simple Strategies to Ease Lunch Packing Pain

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 11.17.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

It's a mere few weeks into the school year and I'm already dreading lunch. What's more stressful is a tossup: the caffeine-enhanced frenzy of packing lunches at the crack of dawn or the frustration of opening my daughter's lunchbox at the end of a long school day to find it completely untouched.

How to Pack Yogurt

Laura Fuentes | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Here are some tips on how I keep yogurt cool till lunch.

The Dinnertime Battle I'm Willing To Fight

Lyz Lenz | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

Right now, every mealtime feels like trying to sneak across a mine field, in the dark, dressed like a clown. But it's a battle I'm willing to fight. Plus, dessert tastes all the sweeter when eaten in silence after bedtime commences.

Food Lies Our Parents Told Us

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 07.29.2013 | Taste

The wackiest food lies our parents told us.

How I Solved the Dinner Dilemma

Julie Halpert | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Julie Halpert

I'm sure my experience isn't unique. You slave over an elaborate dinner, only to have your teen turn up their nose and push it away. But I'm here to tell you that I have addressed this dinner dilemma head on and triumphed by employing one simple method.

Rachel Tepper

What Spells Difference Between Adventurous, Picky Eaters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

"You know what I’d like is the apple pie a la mode," Meg Ryan's character says to a befuddled waitress in the 1989 film, "When Harry Met Sally." "Bu...

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...

Are You Really Offering Different Foods To Your Picky Eater?

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Clients tell me they offer a variety of foods "all the time" and are frustrated by constant rejections. Many parents don't understand and are grateful to learn what a better "offer" looks like.

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Family Dinner

Parenting.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

When we moved from New York to Toronto last year to create a less hectic life for our kids, one of the things I was most excited about was eating family dinners together every night.

What To Eat When A Picky Teenager Comes To Dinner

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 05.03.2013 | Taste

We'll all get through this together.

New Foods to Try for Cinco de Mayo: Recipes to Enjoy as a Family

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

With family and friends, we're coming together to cook and enjoy healthy, real foods -- familiar favorites like strawberries and mangoes along with a few new foods like jicama and tomatillos. Ready to join us? Here are a few easy recipes for hosting your own New Food Fiesta this Cinco de Mayo.

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.