Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

Let’s end the “I’m not eating that!” battle

Mealtime – a time when we effortlessly prepare a variety of foods and then wait excitedly for our families to rush to the table and enjoy every bite! Oh wait, I think I just saw a unicorn! OK, time to get … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: It starts earlier than you think. Learn 10 simple tips to promote a healthy body image.

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help raise awareness I want to start talking about eating disorders. Did you know that most kids who develop an eating disorder do so between the ages of 11-14? Although it … Continue reading

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Family Dinners – Important for Babies and Toddlers Too

It is soooo tempting to serve two dinners on weeknights when you’ve got an older baby, toddler or preschooler at home. Young kids need to eat early, dinners with them can be hectic, and the foods they prefer may not … Continue reading

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Getting through the Winter Blahs…

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is officially over. I’m left with bills,  a few extra pounds, cold weather and short days.  Not very motivating. The hum drum of January can seem so dreary. It’s dark when I … Continue reading

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Eating on the run. Here’s how we make it work…

My work day has come to an end. I should be humming a happy tune as I skip to the elevators to start my descent toward the fresh air. Instead I walk slowly, with trepidation… I take a few deep … Continue reading

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Beware the dreaded, fearsome, blood-curdling…PICKY EATER!!!

It’s a common drill.  Monday: Kid eats chicken and appears to love it.  Tuesday: Kid eats carrots and appears to delight in them.  Wednesday: Kid is all over Swiss cheese and wants it on everything.  Thursday through Sunday: Kid refuses … Continue reading

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Starting Solids – How much should my baby eat?

I found my inner-parenting zen when I started feeding my daughter solids. Believe me, I do not get to experience this feeling often. When we first started to feed her solids, my daughter ate very little if at all. She … Continue reading

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