Why Your Toddler Isn’t Hungry For Dinner, And What To Do About It

Why Your Toddler Isn’t Hungry For Dinner, And What To Do About It

Tell me if this sounds like an all-too-familiar scene to you: You serve dinner. You wrangle your toddler into his high chair. He takes 2 bites and declares that he’s done. Like DONE done. You try every tactic in the book: Pleading with him to eat a few more bites,...
5 Things I’ve Learned from Feeding my 5-Year-Old

5 Things I’ve Learned from Feeding my 5-Year-Old

Today is the day my oldest son turns 5. I never thought I’d be one of those moms who gets all teary, saying “my little baby is growing up”. But I’m joining the club, so throw me a tissue! As the days approached my son’s birthday,...
Halloween Treats: My Survival Guide as a Mom and Dietitian

Halloween Treats: My Survival Guide as a Mom and Dietitian

Halloween is less than a week away and many parents are starting to feel some panic over the loads of sugary treats their little ones will be bringing home from trick or treating. Finding that balance between allowing your kids to enjoy all that Halloween means (which...
5 Myths About Feeding Your Child

5 Myths About Feeding Your Child

Nutrition advice. It’s everywhere, coming at us from just about every direction; friends, family, the media. People just love to tell us how to feed our little ones. It’s hard sorting fact from fiction, but here are a few myths I will happily bust for you, as both a...
3 Phrases to Stop Using at the Table – and What to Do Instead

3 Phrases to Stop Using at the Table – and What to Do Instead

As a child and family dietitian, I talk a lot about important foods and nutrients for kids. One thing that can get easily overlooked when we talk about paediatric nutrition, however, is how to feed. I’m not talking about physically how to feed children, but rather the...