An open letter to share with your family, friends and teachers about supporting you to raise a picky eater. It takes a village!
Figs are full of great nutrients BUT you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that they are a little bit “weird looking”. Offering children a novel (or totally new food) works on two levels: It shows them that you are still learning about foods too. You can explain that you are learning with your eyes, your […]
Many parents feel exasperated when they offer nutritious lunchboxes and their children prefer to ….bring the contents home. If your child likes chocolate, then keep your eyes right here. Let’s start with chocolate! If your child doesn’t like chocolate, that’s OK, but you may find that you can substitute other foods along the way in […]
With party season around the corner, this video is all about how to maintain your sanity. Listen to my key mindset tips relating to the division of responsibility at meals including Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years eve, Class Parties and more. It is the silly season, but don’t let your child’s food refusals get the better […]
She was only three. She was two bites into her apple. She stopped. She looked at me with her big, inquiring eyes. “Mum, my apple is sweet.” I said “Yep”, and kept eating my apple. “Does it have sugar in it?” My heart broke. Someone had demonized sugar to my just out-of-nappies-innocent-as-anything little girl. I […]
Let’s delve into some “common wisdom” ideas for handling fussy eating by playing a game. (BTW if you have read my post on 9 things not to say to a parent of a fussy eater, you will know why I think “common wisdom” is mostly INCORRECT when it comes to fussy eating.) The game is […]
Executive function skills help children in every day living situations and the kitchen is a great place to develop them.
Why make a food you expect your child to turn their nose up at? It seems like a funny thing to do. A waste. A stressor that I don’t need in an already busy life. A futile exercise. But it isn’t! I have a few reasons for making this fig honey almond slice that you […]