My three year-old rarely touches her meals these days with the exception of breakfast, where she eats an unusually large portion of oatmeal, yogurt and fruit---likely because she's so hungry from eating nothing the night before. When it comes to lunch and supper, she decides that it's yucky before she's...

Want Your Kids to Eat More Veggies? You're not alone. Veggies tend to be the toughest sell, especially with strong-minded toddlers and young kids. But this tip will be a game-changer. It's backed by research and works like a charm. I can personally vouch for it. It's like...

  It’s all familiar; the furrowed brow, scrunched up nose, protruding tongue and the words “that’s yucky” muttered from their mouths. You wonder what this adamant refusal to eat certain foods stems from; is it because it’s unfamiliar? Is it the way it looks? The texture?...

There's nothing more frustrating than preparing and serving a balanced, healthy meal after a busy day, only to have your little one push his plate away and say "not hungry" or "no thanks" or only taking a few bites before declaring that he is "done". I can...

I've always thought that praising my kids for positive behaviour, kindness, sharing, etc., has worked well to increase the chances of continued positive behaviour.  I can literally feel the pride beaming from my oldest son's face when I praise him for being extra nice to his...

 I'm delighted to feature Raise Healthy Eater's Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD on the blog today. She's written an informative post about how to transform your family mealtimes for the better. I particularly like #4 and #5-- those have been game-changers in our house!  Most parents...