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Picky Eating

Picky Eating

Many children have picky eating habits, and in some cases it can cause nutrient deficiencies and serious stress for all involved. In fact, in children with developmental delays, the research shows that up to 80% have feeding challenges. There can be underlying biochemical issues that contribute or make the situation worse. I work with a lot of picky eaters. The good news is there are food strategies, recipes, and diets that can help. In my nutrition program for parents, 81% of children improve their eating habits.

 Explore our articles on why certain children are picky eaters, strategies to improve their eating habits, and tips for healthy food ideas that are kid-friendly.

Using Rainbows to Teach Kids Good Nutrition
Using Rainbows to Teach Kids Good Nutrition

Have you been trying to get more nutrients (and vegetables) into your child? As a nutritionist specializing in children with autism, ADHD, and related neurodevelopmental delays, I can share with you that most parents I work with are worried about their child’s...

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Rainbow Fruit Kebabs: Healthy Treats for Kids
Rainbow Fruit Kebabs: Healthy Treats for Kids

For holidays, kids are often looking for treats. And those are usually in the form of sugar. Fortunately summer holidays like 4th of July and Labor Day are the perfect time for a healthy fruit based dessert. And nothing is more pure than fresh fruit. So this holiday...

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Take the frustration out of picky eating
Take the frustration out of picky eating

Picky eating is very common in children. 25% of children have a feeding disorder, and that number increases to 80% in children with developmental delays.1 So if you have a child who struggles with food, know you are not alone. In fact, I’ve worked with hundreds of...

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Picky Eating Can Cause Severe Deficiencies – Reverse It
Picky Eating Can Cause Severe Deficiencies – Reverse It

Fries and crackers.  Sausage and juice.  Cookies, pretzels, and chicken nuggets. Believe it or not, in some cases this is all that a child with autism eats. I had one client that only eat crackers and fries. Another that ate only sausage and juice. And the third:...

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25 Vegetables in a Dozen Kid-Friendly Ways
25 Vegetables in a Dozen Kid-Friendly Ways

Can you name 25 vegetables your kids have tried?  How about 10?  If you are like most of my clients, the answer is no. The #1 challenge most parents have in feeding their children well is getting them to eat vegetables.  Some kids won’t eat anything green, others...

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The Hardboiled Egg: Making It Fun for Your Picky Eater
The Hardboiled Egg: Making It Fun for Your Picky Eater

Eggs are a great source of protein and good brain fats.  They make a wonderful snack in the form of a hardboiled egg.  Hardboiled eggs are easy to bring on the go.  For kids that are not allergic to eggs, they can be eaten cold, are a good finger food, and an easy...

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Strategies for Picky Eaters

If you have a picky eater, don’t despair.  You are not alone.  Many of my clients particularly those with autism) are very picky eaters – I’ve had children that could tell the difference between two lot numbers of a particular product and manufacturer. In a case like...

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