Tag Archives: picky eaters

Put Picky Eaters to Work in the Kitchen

Have a Picky Eater? Put him/her to work in the kitchen! Multi-sensory learning is vital for older picky eaters. Transforming the grade school child, who as developed poor eating habits and who’s resistant to eating nutritious foods, into a healthy eater requires incorporating all his/her senses. Most parents involve their kids in making desserts, but […]

Kids Mealtime Manners

Manners Make Family Mealtimes Enjoyable Mealtime manners area taught as soon as baby is sitting in a highchair. Table manners begin before the food is even placed on the plates. Children should wait until the family is seated together before beginning to chow down. One way to accomplish this is to serve your meals family-style. […]

Calories NOT Only Thing Making Kids Fat

Invisible Chemicals in Food Making Children Fat Okay, we know our kids are eating junk food, but what we don’t know is that the chemicals in junk foods are contributing to making them fat. It wasn’t enough that calories, trans fat and High Fructose Corn Syrup contribute to childhood obesity. Now were told “obesogens are […]

Trans Fat: Good News/Bad News

The Good News: Fast food restaurants are using less trans fats. Yes, that’s good news. Research from the University of Minnesota’s Nutrition Coordinating Center has shown major chains significantly reducing their use of oils containing trans fat in French fries and other food during the past 10 years. Unfortunately, picky eaters love fast foods, especially […]

Picky Eating Could Be Sign of Autism

A recent study from England found that many kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were picky eaters: consuming less vegetables and fruit than other children. ASD is a broad category, including diagnosis from Sensory Processing Disorder to Attention Deficit Disorder to Autism to Aspergers Disorder. Children with ASD are usually picky eaters, preferring the very […]

Cartoon Characters Sway Kids’ Choices

The latest study reveals kids’ gravitate toward foods with cartoon characters on the packaging. No kidding? Really? Cartoon characters on food packages influence kids’ food choices. WOW, such insight. We love studies, don’t we? Every day there is a new study about kids and food. The latest study is from Rudd Center for Food Policy […]

Does Ronald McDonald Deserve a Break?

Watchdog Group Wants Ronald McDonald to Retire We all know the statistics and they’re grim. Today, one in three children in the U.S.  is overweight or obese. One in three kids will get diabetes as a result of diet. This is the first generation not expected to live as long as their parents. The campaign […]

Smart Choice…NOT

There’s a new food label campaign called Smart Choices. Products which have been designated as “healthier” are marked with a green spot and a checkmark on the front of the package. The green checkmark label is showing up in supermarkets and is backed by most of ten largest food manufacturers. The label is intended to […]

Kids Getting Older Younger

A mom recently asked for advice about her 11-year-old son, who likes to play with toys. Seems the other kids his age, aren’t much into action figures, like her son. She wonders if her son is abnormal and asks for suggestions on how he can make friends. Sounds like she’s got a great kid. And I […]

TV Ads Impact Kids’ Health

Largest Study on TV Ads and Children’s Health. This vital topic concerning our children’s health is studied by the Kaiser Foundation. The study found that 34 percent of ads targeting children are for candy and snacks, 28 percent are for sugarcoated cereals, and 10 percent are for fast foods. Only 4 percent are for dairy products and […]