Does My Toddler Need A Multivitamin?

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients your child needs to help them grow up to be healthy and strong. It can be every parent’s concern when you’re not sure if your child is getting the proper nutrients they need to achieve good health. But does your child...

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How To Manage Your Baby’s Food Throwing Stage

Ahhh, food throwing. What a fun stage (or...not). First off, know this. Most babies will go through this stage, and it is totally normal. Food throwing is a learning experience for our curious little ones. They often wonder what will happen based off their actions,...

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Learning to Like Beets – Part 2

Alrighty! Here is part 2 of my series on "Learning to Like Beets" - a challenge I've come up with for myself to expose my kids multiple times in multiple ways to beets at home as I've decided that they are served too infrequently at home and I wanted to change that....

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Learning To Like Beets – Part 1

Today marks day 1 of my intentional plan to get beets to be an accepted food at home. Beets are one of those foods my husband and I love, but we rarely have it in the home for some reason. It's likely because they are so messy so the thought of having to peel and cook...

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The “Most Likeable” Veggie Dishes For Kids

I hate saying that kids will like certain vegetable dishes over others (because every child is different), but in my experience as a paediatric dietitian and mom, there is a certain affinity kids have to certain veggie dishes over others. I (and many others) like to...

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How To Avoid Saying “Eat Another Bite”

"Please eat another bite" How many times a day to you catch yourself saying this to your child? When your child is distracted at mealtime, you redirect their attention to food by saying "eat another bite". When your child says they're full a few minutes into the meal,...

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Helping Children Make Family Dinner

Eating a homemade meal together as a family: this simple ritual can encompass so many wonderful elements. Children are naturally curious about cooking and preparing food, and, if given the opportunity, naturally proficient in the kitchen. As mom-in-chief of my...

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The Pros and Cons of Baby Led Weaning

Baby led weaning (BLW) seems to be on every parent’s radar lately. Is it the best method to try with your baby? There are many pros and cons associated with baby led weaning. Many parents feel comfortable with the traditional method: spoon feeding your baby on pureed...

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What To Do When Your Child Wants An Alternative Meal

Parents ask me all the time what my thoughts are on offering their child an alternative choice for dinner if they refuse the first choice. This is a topic that I feel quite strongly about, as a result of both personal experiences with my own children and from what the...

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