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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...
The large child

The large child

I’ve talked about growth charts before in relation to concerns about children who are petite. Recently I have consulted a few parents who are concerned that their child is overweight. When we have looked at their weight for age and height, they have been growing...
Are you running a restaurant or a family?

Are you running a restaurant or a family?

Would you like to get your evening back?When I hear that parents are preparing more than one meal each evening, I am not surprised that they find feeding their family stressful. They start food preparation in the afternoon and finish after feeding their children and...
What’s on the menu?

What’s on the menu?

When I am working with parents, I often ask them to tell me some of the meals they cook for their family. When it comes to parents of a child who is selective or fussy, they will usually have a small list of meals. I will ask them to think about increasing the variety...
Holiday Eating

Holiday Eating

With holidays approaching, it’s more difficult to keep to the regular routine of feeding your family. You may be going away or having a break from work and school. The usual rush in the morning and the pressure to get a meal on the table in the evening dies...