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Are you catering to your child’s fussiness?

I was talking to Lisa, a friend of mine, about the way I work with parents to take the stress out of mealtimes. I mentioned Ellyn Satter’s Division of Resonsibilty. I was telling her that when you follow the Division of Responsibility, you offer the same food to...

My child doesn’t eat vegetables

Many parents I see are worried that their child doesn’t eat any vegetables. Maybe this concern is because we hear so much from health professionals and in the media about how good vegetables are for us. They help prevent certain cancers, increase our immunity, and...

Morning and Afternoon tea

Children from about one year of age need to be offered the opportunity to eat five times a day.  So parents or carers need to offer breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Morning and afternoon tea are just as important as breakfast, lunch and dinner,...

Is your child a fussy eater?

It is normal for toddlers (children between one and three years) to be finicky with their food. They may like a particular food one day and not like it the next, eat a small amount of food at some meals and even not eat anything at another meal. A toddler that will...
Are you running a restaurant or a family?

Are you running a restaurant or a family?

When I hear that parents are preparing more than one meal each evening, I am not suprised that they find feeding their family stressful. They start food preparation in the afternoon and finish after feeding their children and then later, their partner. In short, they...
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