How to Grow a Healthy Eater, Naturally

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When my friend Esther told me that her kids prefer broccoli to pizza, I knew we had to talk some more. Esther is a mom to three children under the age of five, and she is also one of the most relaxed, serene individuals I know. I’ve chosen her as one of my “role model moms” (I collect them) and the way she feeds her children is just one of the many things I admire about her. I’ve asked Esther to share her techniques for raising healthy eaters. Here are her tips!
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Show Your Support for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 22nd to 28th 2015. This year’s theme is “I Had No Idea…”Help spread the word with our body positive t-shirts! Awareness and education can help prevent eating disorders. Show your support by wearing “All Foods Fit and All Bodies Fit” and that you can “Eat Kale and Cupcakes!”
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Our Perception of Taste: What’s Sound Got to Do with It?

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Is it possible that sound is a larger component of our eating experience than many of us realize? What’s sound got to do with eating, or more specifically, with taste?
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Restaurant Style vs. Family Style: The way you serve food to your kids matters.

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A look at the difference between restaurant-style and family-style eating and the impact it can have on our children's food choices.
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This One is for Moms

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We can’t function effectively if we are depriving ourselves of enough fuel – and we are destined to swing the pendulum the other direction to try to create balance.
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Making fun of the RD’s Children’s Food

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Quite often during the summer months, my family and I share weekends with my best friend’s family at their beach home. What started as two families renting a cottage together each summer is now, almost seven years later, a once-a-month occurrence. My friend has one son and two step children; amazingly, the children all get along beautifully and enjoy all of their activities from playing to eating. If outsiders, however, were to observe our food choices, they’d surely get a good laugh at us…just like my best friend does!
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Guest Blog: Elyse Falk

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Laura, my friend and colleague for 10 years, has asked me to join her efforts on Mom Dishes It Out and to contribute my experiences and expertise to give her readers yet another perspective on finding joy and balance in moderate parenting and feeding.
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