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?
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!
During the middle-school years, a major growth spurt usually occurs, which can be very confusing to both kids and parents. Appetite soars in preparation of a growth spurt. Consequently, many tweens and teens gain weight before they grow taller!
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.
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).
Sugar has definitely received a bad rap this past year. Its poor reputation is very similar to the negative press that fat received in years past. Research is constant and correlations are often made—while causation is rarely determined. As mothers and fathers, how does this affect they way you feed your child?