Kids and Food: No Distractions

There is a whole lot more to meal time than I ever initially thought. It’s not just about teaching good manners and good eating habits to your kids. It’s also about growing closer as a family. When good food brings your family together, it’s a special time that can affect how your children deal with… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Taste Everything

As a mom to a toddler and a pre-toddler, I know just how difficult food education is from the start. If you aren’t sure what you’re doing, those kids will give you a run for your money, and you’ll have no idea what hit you. Pretty soon they will be ordering you around the kitchen,… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Emotional Eating

A couple months ago, my family and I went to an open house for The Festival of Trees. As we were wrapping up and about to strap our toddler into the stroller, she started having a little tantrum. She still wanted to run around. A nice older lady swiftly came running to our aid…with candy…. Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Your Veggies

Parents tend to say the same thing about their kids when it comes to food: “My kids are terrible eaters. They won’t even touch their broccoli.” Besides the fact that many kids don’t eat all their dinner (which I attribute to not having a strict snacking schedule), they just won’t eat their veggies. Why is… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Short-Order Cooking

The transition from bouncing baby to teeny toddler dictator happened quite suddenly for Sofía. One day she was a happy-go-lucky, never-complains-about-nothing baby. Next thing I knew, she was telling me what to do…in a not-so-nice tone. Luckily for us, though, she never told us what to make her for meals. I trained her from infancy… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: The Snacking Rule

In my post on how eating habits start with parents, I listed the 10 rules that should be followed in order to teach your kids the right way to eat (according to the French). Today, I’d like to discuss one of my favorite rules that I follow (almost) always. If you read through the list of… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Great Eating Habits Start With YOU

My oldest daughter is an eater. She has her days, of course, and she has certain foods that she doesn’t care for, but all in all, she loves to eat. While crackers and bread top her favorite foods list, she also frequently requests craisins and tomatoes. Am I just lucky to have such a great… Keep reading →

Let’s Talk Kids and Food

Just in the last few years of my life, I’ve come to regard food in a very high manner. Growing up, I ate food that was convenient rather than healthy, cheap rather than nutritious. We ate from cans, boxes, and a freezer filled with highly-processed, convenient snacks. My parents owned 8 vending machines, and I… Keep reading →