A Food Learning Mindset with Fussy Kids

Our language around food, the messaging our children are bombarded with and a society focused on health, results in conflicting ideas on talking about food with fussy eaters. This week, I was upset with the messaging behind a viral article that was shaming lunchboxes purely on a file of photos from 2 different geographic areas […]

Green Vegetables and Kids with a Fennel Frond Pesto Recipe

Fennel frond pesto, you say? Delicious, you say? But…. Dun. Dun. Dun. It’s green. My kids aren’t going near it! Ok. I get it. Fussy eaters are notorious for not eating their greens. There are a few reasons behind our nutrient packed green vegie friends getting shunned by our little angels at dinner time. Today, […]

Core Stability and Fussy Eating

It can be hard to draw the line between sensory processing as a root cause for fussy eating behaviour and more physical limitations that impact on food reception, including core stability. It is difficult because the difference is inferred from observation. Both core stability and sensory processing can manifest themselves with similar triggers that only […]

Teddy Bear’s Picnic for Fussy Eaters in Newcastle

In the wee hours of Thursday 2nd November, I absconded from the city with my 3 yo for a cruise up the highway to Newcastle to co-host a fun and information filled morning all about feeding fussy eaters. Mel Burgess from Love Parenting,¬†¬†dietitian Stina Oftedal and I hosted the session for a wonderful group of […]

Toddler Meltdowns and Tantrums About Food Explained Using The Emotion Plan, A Book and Bananas

When a toddler tantrum is in full swing about food, it’s easy to jump into “fix it… and fix it now” mode. My daughter has definitely had this exact same tantrum about bananas and opening them and them breaking and… my help. I even detailed the tantrum event in my post on helping fussy eaters […]

A Before Dinner Obstacle Course to Help Your Picky Eater

Helping kids get ready for the task of eating by moving their bodies helps them be more prepared for eating a wider range of foods. This parent hack on building an impromptu kids obstacle course is perfect for helping picky eaters try new vegetables. It is also a great way to shake off the day’s […]

Watermelon, Grapefruit and Mint Slushy-Drink for Kids

Grapefruit is not an easy food to get to like. It’s often associated with “dieting” and get’s a bad wrap (btw here is my post about diet mentality of parents and the impacts on fussy kids). It’s a super refreshing citrus fruit. Packed with vitamin C. It also teams well with other foods. My girls […]

How To Help Your Picky Eater When You Are Short On Time

It’s a super busy world! And parenting life just seems to move at a pace governed by to do lists, work commitments, play dates, school bells (my nemesis), drop-offs, pick-ups, house work, activities, naps (or lack of), bedtime routines and of course meal prep. Therefore, if we want to tackle a pervasive issue, like when […]

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