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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Children as Intuitive Eaters: How Parents Unintentionally Sabotage This Innate Cueing System

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As a nutritionist who specializes in the care and treatment of individuals with eating disorders, the concept of intuitive eating comes up often. Intuitive eating is a nutrition philosophy based on the premise that becoming more internally attuned to the body's signals is a more effective way to attain a healthy weight and relationship to food, rather than using external cues to control how much one eats.
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Back-To-School Pancakes

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We love to make pancakes for breakfast on the weekends in our house. The kids each have their roles in the preparation and we get to sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast together.
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Kids Eat Right

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All too often, however, I have seen the negative consequences of focusing exclusively on a child or adolescent’s weight and body mass index.
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