I am a working mother. By the time I get home, my two small kids have already had dinner. How and when should we transition into having family dinners?
Are the kids, even your baby bump begging for chicken nuggets? Make these chunks of goodness guilt-free with our easy recipe!
If you're the parent of an infant or toddler, you may not have encountered Picky Eating...yet. If you want kids who don't put up a fight every time every time a new dish or a vegetable is set before them -- start thinking now, in the early eating days, about your food and dining choices. It's not too early to put these eight quick tips in place.
Want to help your toddler develop healthy eating habits? Offer only healthy food. But even more important than what your child puts in his or her mouth is a healthy relationship with food.
Toddlers are often selective, predictable and stubborn. Here are some tips to make lunchtime fun for your toddler!
Encouraging healthy eating for your toddler is about balance -- even when it comes to taste. Here are a few tips that can help you expand or improve the balance in your child's taste buds.
Do you want your little one to enjoy all the foods the rest of the family likes? Do you worry you'll have a toddler who only wants mac and cheese or hot dogs? Learn how to use developmental windows of opportunity (heightened fascination with colorful objects and the tendency to put everything in her mouth)to encourage a life-long appreciation of the foods of your culture.
As parents, we want our children to be accustomed to healthy eating from the earliest possible age so good nutrition will be a lifelong habit. Young children are ready to begin to learn about nutrition ("healthy food" vs. "treat food") and about food plans (why meals need to include each food group).
Parents often wonder how much food should their little ones (1-2 years old) be eating. We all know that children should eat less than adults. After all, they are smaller. The following are some serving size guidelines for a 1-2 year old that may help you out.
Studies reveal that children who are fed diets of bland, tasteless food are more likely to have issues with weight. Unlike the jarred foods, homemade baby food is full of delicious fresh, wholesome flavor and adding herbs and spices is a great way to enhance this flavor.