Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

I spend a lot of time talking about picky eating and many parents consider one or more of their kids to be a so-called “Picky Eater”.  But what does that really mean? Does a child that is refusing several vegetables fall into the same category as child literally gagging at the site of food? Not usually. […]

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Picky Eating Savvy

People ask me all the time, “Why doesn’t my kid eat?”.  Most of you know how frustrating meal time can be when you try something new or worse when you serve something they’ve eaten before and then refuse to eat! Most kids will do this occasionally, but for some, it is a way of life. […]

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Reflux in Infants

Reflux (or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder / GERD) is a shockingly common diagnosis in infants.  There is a lot of controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of this condition in this special population.  My task here is not to fuel that fire, tell parents what choice is best for their specific situation, or replace medical advice. […]

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Tips for Tactile Play

Let’s talk about touch.  Tactile sensation (or touch) is part of the somatosensory nervous system (somato meaning body and sensory meaning perceived by the physical senses).  We tend to take it for granted, but it’s a pretty big deal.  Our brain processes a TON of information every second coming in from tactile sensory receptors, particularly […]

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Safety Perspective

A study recently released from John Hopkins University is causing a bit of a stir. It is bringing forward numbers from medicine’s own data bases indicating that the third highest cause of death in the US is due to medical error.   This is more than lung disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, motor vehicle accidents, and gun deaths […]

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My Nutrition Philosophy

Nurturing Healthy Strong Families What and how we eat is a spoke in the wheel of health along with building strong relationships, practicing mindfulness, moving the body, and taking time for rest. I believe that your relationship with food is just as important as the food you choose to fuel your body with. I believe […]

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Kids in the Kitchen

After School Munch If your kids are anything like mine, the first thing they ask for on the car ride home from school is a snack… but the last thing you want to do is prepare another meal before having to get dinner ready. Start encouraging your kids to be independent in the kitchen by […]

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Eating with Purpose

Tips to Tune Up Your Eating Attitude Developing a healthy relationship with food will be a key milestone in helping you and your family along the path to healthy eating. Whether you feel guilty for filling up on sweet treats or simply ignoring what you are putting into your mouth, both can be a sign […]

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