What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table?

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One particular family was memorable because both parents were security guards and they seemed to bring an element of their jobs to the family dinner table. They contacted me because their 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, wasn’t gaining weight and was a “very picky eater.”
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It Takes a Village – And Then Some!

My nutritional skills were put to the test when I rescued ten-year-old Luke, my son’s friend, who was dizzy from playing baseball in the summer heat. Driving up with hydrating sports beverages and a mom’s wisdom, I remembered that Luke had an endocrine condition that made dehydration particularly dangerous.
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The Harmful Happy Plate

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Recently I received a text from a dear friend. She is raising her children to be intuitive eaters and modeling healthy ways of relating to food. With intention, this family neutrally represents food and teaches kids to eat when their tummies have the amount they need.
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Kids and the Paleo Diet, Not!

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While surfing my mailbox dedicated to RD listservs, my eye caught “Paleo for Kids.” I was getting ready to be upset when instead I happily found Michele Redmond, MS, RDN, at The Taste Workshop’s comments.
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Help! My Child is a Picky Eater!

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Looking through the lens of applied behavior analysis, here are six strategies that have helped me tame the beast of picky eating in my own home. I hope they will help you, too!
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The Tricks about Treats

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Although young, our children are certainly capable of starting to learn about their body and to establish healthy habits, and we must lead the way.
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11 Tips for Happy and Healthy Eating

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Ask any parent what their biggest battle is with their children and they will likely say getting them to eat their fruits and veggies. With school back in session, it can sometimes be hard to monitor how much of the packed lunch your kids actually ate. Here are a few tips and ideas to get them to eat all of the fruits and veggies you pack for them.
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