Ponder the "division of responsibility" between a parent and a child when it comes to meal time. I love it. I live it. I recommend it. Taking the power struggle away from the food sounds like a fabulous idea, doesn't it?
How should a parent handle instances when one child has a HUGE sweet tooth, and is underweight but the other kids in the same family are a normal weight or overweight? How does a parent deal with this situation in a way that doesn't create food issues?
I do believe that getting food in our kids is important before they head off to school or sports practice/games. I believe it enables better concentration and superior performance, and many studies validate this belief.
As moms do, we focus on our children and sometimes forget about our own nutrition and our changing bodies as our birthdays pass. Well, we recieved a question from a fellow NYC mom about her nutrition and fitness choices. Feeding ourselves is just as important as feeding our children. So my fabulous friend and mom Elyse Falk, MS, RD has gracefully answered the question.