Ready or Not, Here School Comes!

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On the eve of a new school year, I am anxious, ready, and sad, all at the same time. I guess I’m ready and not ready. I’m not going to lie—I love having my kids home for the summer, letting […]

Baby Behavior, Baby Bottles, Sweet Potatoes & Giveaway

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Child development influences how well children eat. Knowing what to expect at each stage along the way can be a tremendous help (and relief!) to many parents. But parents don’t always get the information they need, or at the right […]

“Thinspo” and Eating Disorders: What is the role of parents?

With the recent attention to “thinspo,” and extreme measures to control children’s weight (which I talk about here), I am resurrecting this post from the archives with some updates. You’ll find more on this topic in Fearless Feeding, the book […]

Nutrition Conversations from the Homefront

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Nutrition talk is abuzz in our house. My policy has always been to let the kids take the lead in this endeavor. I’ve shied away from making every conversation in the kitchen about food and nutrition–for obvious reasons. But lately, […]

Your Teens Development: What to Expect and How it Affects Nutrition

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This is the final installment in our Your Child’s Development series. We’ve covered infancy, toddlerhood and the grade-school years, and now we’re taking on adolescence (13 years- 19 years). This child development series takes a look at typical development and […]

Your Grade-Schooler’s Development: What to Expect and How it Affects Nutrition

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This is the third installment in our Your Child’s Development series. We’ve covered infancy and toddlerhood, and now we’re taking on the grade-schooler (5 years- 12 years). This child development series takes a look at typical development and how it […]