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Ending The Mealtime Battle

Ending The Mealtime Battle

A mother named Prue came to see me recently because she was concerned about her four-year-old son, Alex. Alex, she explained to me, would only eat a narrow variety of foods. Because of this, he has had low iron levels in the past, and is taking an iron supplement...
Is your child a ‘milkaholic’?

Is your child a ‘milkaholic’?

When I meet with parents for the first time, I ask them what are their main concerns about their child’s eating. One of the most common concerns is that their child will only eat a few types of food. Sometimes all they want is milk and some soft foods such as...
Nothing In Between

Nothing In Between

It is so easy to use food as a comfort or a distraction when a child is upset or irritable. The other day I was in the supermarket with my 15 month-old granddaughter. I had nearly finished buying what I needed when she started to become grisly. My first thought was...
Does Rewarding Kids For Eating Work?

Does Rewarding Kids For Eating Work?

Who of us hasn’t said at some stage, “If you eat some vegetables, you can have dessert”. The question’s are,  does this strategy work in the long run?  Is it meeting your feeding goals? and why do you feel so much pressure to get your child to eat...