The Power Struggle: Kickin’ and Screamin’ About Food

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By Mommy Laura Cipullo RD, CDE, CEDRD Now it is always a RD’s recommendation to never have a power struggle around food. But what happens when your kid is the one who is running the show? I have seen this with clients, where the kid becomes so picky with the food, the parent obliges. A few weeks ago, I was thinking to myself, was this happening in my home with my youngest son. School was out. We moved homes on […]
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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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Preventing Food Jags: What’s a Parent to Do?

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These kids are stuck in food jag, eating a very limited number of foods and strongly refusing all others. It creates havoc not only from a nutritional standpoint, but from a social aspect too.
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Real Mom Question – Real Mom Answer

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Do not fret if your child or children decide they are no longer interested in their once loved foods. It may not mean that they no longer like these foods rather they may have grown tired of these foods. Keep these foods in you children’s diet or you will soon be left with no additional options. Instead, continue to offer one of these foods with new favorite foods every few days so that your child continues to be exposed to their former favorite foods. They will also realize they don’t have to eat it. Reintroducing foods is key in food exposure.
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Wild Rice Burgers

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We know it isn't Meatless Monday, but we can pretend it is, right? We were just too excited to wait until next Monday to share this delicious Wild Rice Burger recipe. Laura and her family will definitely be having this for dinner tonight. Do you think Laura's boys will like them? (We sure hope so!)
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Pumpkin Seeds x 3!

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Now that we’re 2 weeks into October, we think it’s safe to assume that you’ve already taken your kids on some Halloween adventures. Maybe you visited a local pumpkin patch, went apple picking, or have started planning your fabulous Halloween costumes. Well, we at Mom Dishes It Out have come up with a few festive recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds that are sure to please some palates! These are a great snack to fuel you and the kiddies up for […]
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Tips For Feeding Children With Special Needs

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By Guest Blogger, Virginia Cunningham The science of parenting has reached dizzying heights of understanding, but even in the 21st century we are still butting heads with children who refuse to eat their broccoli. Getting children acclimated to various foods and basic eating etiquette will probably always be one of the most demanding arenas of raising kids, but in the case of special needs children, there may be deeper issues at stake. Here are the major hurdles you may face […]
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