25 Tips for Your Picky Eater

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Getting your picky eater to try new foods can be a major challenge. Start with these food ideas for picky eaters. Luckily, there are several ways you can change your child’s habits. If one way doesn’t work, try another. Use this as a time for exploration and have fun with your kid along the way […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

These ten tips can make mealtime more fun and can improve your child’s food choices! 1.  Get them involved. Include them in meal prep by having them wash the veggies, set the table, fill the water cups and clean off the placements. 2. Grow your own groceries. This is the best way to eat seasonal and local, […]

Swapping Lunchbox Sweets: Healthy “Desserts” for Lunchtime

It’s no surprise that kids just like adults love dessert. But, what is the best choice?  When it comes to lunchtime desserts, you don’t have to rely on the old standbys, like candy or cookies. Whether it’s school or summer camp, the daily lunch-packing ritual reigns. Along with making sandwiches and packing snacks, the nagging […]

How Bribing Your Child To Eat Can Backfire

“Finish your broccoli if you want dessert tonight.” Sound familiar? If the dinner table has become a constant battleground, you may feel stuck resorting to bribery in order to get your kids to eat the healthy foods needed to grow big and strong. However, research shows that by using this tactic you may be winning a […]

7 Mom-Tested Healthy Eating Tips For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Eating tips for toddlers and preschoolers

Try these simple steps to feed your toddler and preschooler and healthy! When my oldest daughter started eating solid foods, I pictured her eating the same healthy stir-fry dishes and casseroles that I made for my husband and myself. I had a rude awakening when she turned two and suddenly wanted chicken strips every night. […]

N is for Nutrition: Childhood Obesity and Schools

The average American child spends over 1,600 hours in the school environment a year — it is no wonder that an overwhelming number of Americans believe schools should be leading the fight against childhood obesity. The role of schools in reducing childhood obesity was the topic of a recent TEDMED Great Challenges Program Google Hangout. […]

Healthier Toddler and Preschool Mealtimes –Parents Don’t Do This!

Here are two ways in which bribing kids to eat can backfire, with tips to correct some of the mealtime woes that lead to bribery. Parents of picky toddlers and preschoolers may feel as though they’d do anything to help their kids eat better. One strategy that parents have used for generations is to promise […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

It’s common for parents to want to get kids to eat better. Use these ten ideas to kickstart new behaviors and happy mealtimes. With busy schedules and picky eaters, it can seem difficult to get kids to eat better. These are simple steps that you can start today with the kids. 1.  Get them involved. Include […]

Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN

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We caught up with Jill Castle, mom, registered dietitian and author of the new book Fearless Feeding to hear her approach to raising healthy eaters from high chair to high school. What’s your approach to feeding children? When feeding children, it’s critical to have a balanced approach. Parents need to pay equal attention to WHAT […]