Tag Archives: vegetables

Treating Tiny Tummies

Tiny Tummies Can Have Big Aches Kids are experiencing stomach issues more often. In fact, the occurrence of children developing adult-type illnesses and diseases is growing at an alarming rate. A mom from San Francisco asks for advicefor her 5-year-old daughter, who often complains of a tummy ache. The doctor doesn’t find anything wrong and suggests […]

New Food Logo Promotes Veggies

The USDA has unveiled it’s new food logo. The new symbol is uncomplicated. Half the plate contains fruit and veggies. The other half holds grains and protein. That’s certainly easy enough to remember. The new icon is to serve as a reminder to make healthier food choices. The plate is a quick, simple visual to […]

Nutrient-Dense Foods For Health

“That’s yucky!” and “I don’t like that!” are remarks often heard at the dinner table about veggies. First thing to do is to convince your husband that negative remarks cement the idea that some food tastes bad. That includes any negative remarks from him as well as the kids. Auditory learning is vital for children. […]

The Picky Eater & Predatory Veggies

Do you enjoy reading? I do, but I’m not a fan of the romance novel. In fact, I don’t read fiction at all. Although, I do love to read and I just finished reading, “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School” by John Medina. Medina is a developmental molecular […]

5 Strategies to Get Kids Eating Veggies

Children refusing to eat vegetables is a concern for many parents. This plea from a mom on mamapedia.com is typical, “My 3-year-old daughter will not eat vegetables at all…I’m afraid that if I don’t get this under control soon, she will be eating chicken nuggets and French fries every day for the rest of her […]

Growing Healthy Kids

Growing healthy kids starts in pregnancy and continues for a lifetime. When the first foods your baby receives is from the garden and you never purchase fast or processed foods, your child will naturally eat healthy foods. Contrary to popular belief, picky eaters are not born, they’re made. While we may have a natural preference […]

Cabbage & Apples

Kids don’t like cabbage? Even picky eaters love this tasty side dish. It’s so easy to make, you’ll want to involve your kids in the preparation. This deceptively bland looking dish’s apple sweetness will win over your picky eater. Serve it in a colorful dish and garnish with apple slices. Because this recipe serves 6 to 8 […]

Playing With Food

You’ll never say “don’t play with your food” again once multi-sensory learning is incorporated into your picky eater’s mealtime. Fussy eaters can’t resist loving veggies when all your child’s senses are engaged. You can change dinner conflict with your picky eater to fun, multi-sensory, memory-making mealtimes. Play is the way children learn and directed-play allows you to incorporate foods […]

Delight Your Picky Eater’s Senses

Farmers’ Markets Engage Picky Eaters  Farmers’ markets are not only fun for the entire family, but they can be a wonderful source for multi-sensory learning. One of the most effective methods for developing healthy eating habits in your kids, especially picky eaters, is to involve them in the entire food process, beginning with your purchase of […]

Don’t Hide From Broccoli

In 1992, President George Bush the elder made a troubling proclamation, “I’m president of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” In one sentence, he undermined every parent who attempted to convince their kid that broccoli is good. The mighty cruciferous may have lost a battle, but ultimately won the veggie war. In […]