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Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New

July 14th, 2015 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Follow these five tips for getting your picky eater to try new foods.
Get Your Picky Eater to Try Something New

Is your child unwilling to taste a new food? A picky eater often has to be exposed to something new as many as 15 times before even tasting it! Children trust familiar things in their lives and are often suspicious of something new and different – this applies to food too. A food that has an unusual appearance, color, smell or texture can be off-putting to a young child. That's why repeated exposure helps. Eventually the unusual food becomes familiar, and at that point, your child becomes open to the idea of tasting it and giving it a fair evaluation. Knowing these facts gives us insight into how to introduce new foods and what to expect when we do.

Peanuts as a First Food?

June 5th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Worried your baby may be at risk of developing peanut allergies? New research shows that introducing peanuts at an early age can reduce the risk of developing allergies.
Peanuts as a First Food?

Peanut allergies have tripled in the past decade, causing parents everywhere to hide their nuts and hold off on offering peanuts to children until well after their second or even third birthday. Now experts are warning that the late introduction of nuts could be some of the problem.

Spicy Baby

May 27th, 2015 | By: Cheryl Tallman
Adding herbs and spices to your baby’s diet can help her develop a sense of taste. Here’s where to start.
Spicy Baby

When you cook with herbs it makes food taste better and smells fabulous. Herbs also add a nutritional boost to meals and contain beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants to keep the body strong.

What Should You Be Feeding Your One-Year-Old?

April 20th, 2015 | By: Cheryl Tallman
Unfortunately weight gain is becoming an issue for kids as young as two. Learn about your baby's nutrition requirements early to start your child off on the right track.
What Should You Be Feeding Your One-Year-Old?

Unfortunately weight gain is becoming an issue for kids as young as two. Learn about your baby's nutrition requirements early to start your child off on the right track.

10 Ways to Get your Toddler to Eat Healthy

March 17th, 2015 | By: Sydney Loney
Solutions to help even the pickiest of eaters.
10 Ways to Get your Toddler to Eat Healthy

The toddler years are an important time in your child's development, says Joanne Saab, a registered dietitian and co-author of Better Baby Food. "And because it's a time when children are generally still willing to explore new foods, it's a good time to establish healthy eating habits."