Stop Toddlers Throwing Food

I’m answering one of the most common questions I get “how to handle food throwing?” In this video I’ll share a bunch of tips and strategies to help curb food throwing behaviors applicable to babies, toddlers, and children (preschoolers.) – I’ll share some behaviors YOU can implement that’ll not only keep you calm – it’ll translate to the behavior you want to see (not throwing food.) – I’ll also share tips and examples of what Read more…

Should I Hide Veggies in my Child’s Food?

A parent asks about hiding certain foods or ingredients in their child’s meals. I’ll break it down and address some of the mindset issues here – should we “hide”? Does it foster a trusting relationship? How can we stop hiding? Here are some strategies that also include more food exposures (and why those are important!) I’ll also talk about food exposures, the importance of repeated exposure, and how you can increase food exposures for your Read more…

Mealtime Meltdowns: How to Stop them without Bribing

Explore a new way of approaching mealtimes to reduce mealtime battles, picky eating, and stress levels. Discover what aspects of a meal YOU as the parent control and what your child controls to make for more harmonious meals. Parents decide: What nutritious foods to serve, the timing/schedule, environment Children decide: If they eat, how much, and the order In this video I explain these roles, with examples, and tips. To learn more about this method Read more…

A Guide to Gummy Vitamins

Everywhere you look whether it’s Google, Instagram, tv commercials… There’s a lot of fear mongering about nutrients. What’s the solution we see all the time? Multivitamins. I’d like to present you with a number of considerations to help you determine if your child needs one. First, here are some facts: Gummy vitamins are not regulated by the FDA A recent report found 80% of gummy vitamins tested did not have the same amounts of vitamins/minerals Read more…

A Guide for Surviving the Holidays with Kids

There are so many things that we as parents worry about around the holidays. Whether it’s meltdowns, how to handle a friend or family member pressuring our child to eat at mealtimes, dessert, leftovers, or something else. If you’re worried about travel and need some tips there, here’s a guide! Here’s a guide to surviving the holidays with kids (and help you stress less.) Let’s start with what to do when a friend or family Read more…

A Guide for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is hard! There’s a lot of things to pack and keep track of. From a nutrition standpoint, there’s also a lot to think about like keeping schedules, mini meal snacks, snacking when bored, and travel-safe healthy options. On our recent 15 hour long-haul flight, I kept some detailed notes I wanted to share with you to make your next trip easier. This list is mostly about nutrition, but contains other general information Read more…

4 Easy Steps to Understand Your Screaming Child

Babies and children understand SO much (yes, even before they can sign or speak.)Talking to them and observing them gives us great clues as to why they are screaming or crying. Step 1: Observe. Why do they appear to be screaming? Have they run out of something on their tray? Do they see someone else eating something and they’re interested in it? Step 2: Avoid overreactions – that can unwittingly encourage this form of communication Read more…

Postpartum Depression

I really want to focus on the parents behind these children we are feeding. Many of you have reached out telling me you’ve experienced PPD and PPA. I wanted to share some of my personal story. If you’ve followed me on Instagram you know I’m a mostly full time mum, I also work as an adjunct nutrition professor, and I run my little nutrition business… So I’d like to write a more detailed post in Read more…

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How to Handle Foods You Don’t Like

Here’s my answer:First of all, it’s ok to not like every food! It’s ok for you and it’s ok for your child. A real life example from my family is my husband doesn’t like bananas (and lots of other fruit, he’s the picky eater in our family!) So if my daughter asks for banana, he’ll say “sure, I can get you some banana!” If my daughter asks if we like it, we’ll say “mummy likes it, but this fruit Read more…

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

If you and your family love spaghetti (most children do!) this is a great recipe to have up your sleeve because it’s your way to load up with extra veggies and nutrients, lower the sodium, and save money. You can do this in your instant pot or in a regular pot (directions below.) This recipe freezes well and makes multiple jars so you only have to do the work once, but keep reaping the rewards. Read more…