Today I’ll eat just about anything, but it wasn’t always this way. I know how stressful it can be for parents when their children want nothing with the food they have prepared. Today a kind compassionate and knowledgeable registered dietitian shares how we can best support our children with healthy eating habits.
What We Talked About
- Why Jennifer started Kids Eat in Color
- What are some red flags regarding our children’s eating habits to watch out for?
- Techniques to make your child feel empowered at the dinner table
- What are the characteristics of extremely picky eaters
- The food disparity in the USA
- The new weight guidelines for children from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Things to Remember
“Picky eating has many different causes.”
“Kids understand way more than we give them credit for.”
“Once a child knows that they’re not going to be pressured and can truly relax at the table, they can branch out.”
“Providing safe food is not going to be enough but a starting point.”
“Every person should be able to have access to food, and they should be able to have access to a balanced diet.”
“We don’t need to focus on weight.”
– Jennifer Anderson
Let’s Continue the conversation…
Now, Jennifer and I want to hear from you!
Do you struggle with what your child will and will not eat? Listen in to find solutions for a healthy diet for the entire family.
Leave a comment below and let us know; you’ll also be helping others to know what is possible.
Remember, The Art of Parenting was created for you. If you have any suggestions for experts I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered, please let me know here.
More About My Guest
Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietitian and has a masters of science in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
In 2019, she founded Kids Eat in Color, a resource that helps families feed their children from their first bite of solid food through picky eating and elementary-aged nutrition needs.
Prior to starting Kids Eat in Color, she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner-city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA national office SNAP-Ed program.
Her academic background includes public health, nutrition, cultural anthropology, and economics.
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