Could you be suffering from the Short-Order Cook Syndrome?
Do you make more than one meal at night to accommodate the varying preferences of your family? A back-up meal (or an alternate dish) whenever your child won’t eat, or refuses to eat what’s on your table?
If this sounds like you, you may have fallen into the Short-Order Cook Syndrome. Listen in for tips and strategies to beat it without losing your time, patience and sanity.
What You Will Learn:
- The signs and symptoms of the Short-Order Cook Syndrome
- How the short-order cook syndrome plays out at meals and in the home
- How picky eating encourages short-order cooking
- The surprisingly rate of catering among parents of picky eaters
- The why behind short-order cooking
- The cruel reality of short-order cooking on your child’s food demands
- The short- and long-term consequences of the short-order cook syndrome
- What you can do instead and tips for overcoming it
What I Cover in this Episode:
- Common motivations for short-order cooking
- How short-order cooking disturbs the Division of Responsibility
- Why nutrients get short-changed when you’re a short-order cook
- How the short-order cook syndrome may damage your relationship with your family
- How short-order cooking can prolong picky eating and keep your child stuck
- The ways in which your child’s health may suffer
- 8 different ways to overcome the short-order cook syndrome
Links I Mentioned in the Show:
How to Overcome the Short-Order Cook Syndrome (Free Download included)
The Dinner Bar (check the archives as there are a bunch of ideas!)
Help The Nourished Child Grow
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Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: October 20, 2016
Updated on: November 21, 2018