A Creative Approach to Food Allergies and Trick-or-Treating

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Ever notice how many kids who are in feeding therapy also have food allergies? With Halloween just around the corner, I’m encountering parents in my practice who are scared to let their food-allergic kids go Trick or Treating. As their child’s feeding therapist, I try to offer creative strategies to ease their minds and still allow their little munch bug an evening of safe but spooky fun!
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Division of Responsibility: Guidelines for Family Nutrition

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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?
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Fun with Fall Flavors!

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With Halloween around the corner and the weather cooling down, there's nothing better than mixing the wonderful flavors of fall into all your cooking! Make this harvest breakfast pudding great for warming bellies on cold mornings!
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Finicky with Fruit?

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While I was blessed with a fairly easy eater, the normal development of his personality led him to have…opinions. Preferences. Dislikes. And his primary dislike around food was – horror of horrors – fruit!
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When To Eat Dinner During Sports Season

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As afterschool activities start up again, when is the best time to feed your kids dinner and how to go about it?
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Laura Answers Questions About Feeding Her Boys

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As a Mom, what is the hardest part of getting your kids to eat healthy? As any mom may know, feeding our children can be trying. I created Mom Dishes It Out, a blog for moms to learn from my personal experience in feeding my boys and a place where they can share their experiences and ask questions.
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Tips for Eating Well with a Newborn

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Going into pregnancy, labor, and delivery I read everything I could get my hands on about “life with a newborn”. However there really is no way to describe the emotional roller coaster you go through until you experience it yourself. With that being said, self-care is so important during this time and nutrition is one of the most important self-care aspects (in my dietitian opinion of course).
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