Tag Archives: Picky Eaters

Book Review: Raising a Healthy Happy Eater

“Dr. Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock help parents navigate the journey of child feeding, eating, drinking, nutrition, and related topics from birth to the school cafeteria. Their book is a proactive approach for the prevention and/or resolution of many … Continue reading

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SLP Corner: Planning for Holiday Meals with a Picky Eater

by Melanie Potock, CCC-SLP As an SLP  focused on the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders,  there is one common denominator among all the families on my caseload:  The stress in their homes at mealtimes is palpable.   Now that Thanksgiving and other food-centered holidays are … Continue reading

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Repetition Key to Fostering Healthy Eating Habits in Early Childhood

[Source: Psych Central] Early childhood is a critical period for establishing healthy eating behaviors, yet many preschoolers in the United States are not meeting dietary recommendations. Now, new research suggests the best way to develop healthy eating habits is to consistently expose … Continue reading

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How ‘Nature and Nurture’ Maybe Influencing Eating Behavior in Young Kids

[Source:  Medical X-Press] For most preschool-age children, picky eating is just a normal part of growing up. But for others, behaviors such as insisting on only eating their favorite food item—think chicken nuggets at every meal—or refusing to try something … Continue reading

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Could Cartoon Characters Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies?

[Source:  Medical News Today] Cartoon characters are often used to market so-called junk food to children. However, new research from Italy suggests that the same technique might be used to nudge preschoolers into eating more fresh fruit and vegetables too. … Continue reading

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