Archive for December 2008

Picky Eater Solutions

Nonna Joann • December 29th, 2008 • Food Battles No More

Baby Bites is a result of over 30 year’s journey with whole foods and nutrition. Multi-sensory learning for the picky eater (the Baby Bite Steps) was integrated into the equation for my grandson, Joshy about 4 years ago. Click on the following links from 2008 Baby Bite blogs to get the story:
A S.A.D. Diet
Baby Bites began thirty years ago. I was [...]

5 Tips for Healthy Happy Holidays

Nonna Joann • December 19th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

This coming week is the busiest holiday week of the year. Sunday night kicks off with Hanukkah, Christmas on Thursday, New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31, ending with January 1 football games and partying. More people will be entertaining this week, than any other time of year. The challenge is how to eat healthy when [...]

What’s in the Food, When You Eat Out?

Nonna Joann • December 16th, 2008 • Mealtimes with Kids

I recently had lunch with my daughter, Joy. We ate at the Souper Salad restaurant near her office. The salad and soup (and now potato) bar approach is family-friendly, because it’s usually not expensive, each person chooses what they like to eat, and the best part is it’s all you can eat.
It’d been a while [...]

The Picky Eater and ADD/ADHD

Nonna Joann • December 11th, 2008 • Autism Spectrum Disorder

I’m often asked by moms how to begin to improve their families’ diets. Just the other day, the question came up again. This time it was from a mom with a six-and-a-half year old daughter with ADHD.
Having a child with ADD/ADHD, who is a picky eater, initially takes more work. You may have a child self-limiting the kinds of whole [...]

My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

Nonna Joann • December 11th, 2008 • Stretch Grocery $$$

“Costco Organic Foods” is a list I put together for my son-in-law, David. He has a Costco membership, but lives a distance from a store. Because, he will be the one driving to the store and shopping, he wanted to know what organic food products I found at Costco (Sam’s has similar products) and purchase [...]

Chocolate’s Hot Debate

Nonna Joann • December 8th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

News for Chocolate Lovers is a Mixed Batch
First the good news:
Dark chocolate has been found to have more flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas! In fact, dark chocolate has four times more flavoniods than tea. Dark chocolate has been found to have more flavonoids than any [...]

Mealtime is Happy Time

Nonna Joann • December 4th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Dinner is the one time of the day families can share. Today, many busy families eat together only three times a week. With just a little planning, you can change that statistic for your family. Enjoy being together. Your children will be grown and gone much too soon.
Thanksgiving may be over, but don’t stop giving [...]

The Holidays with a Picky Eater

Nonna Joann • December 1st, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

This is absolutely the worst time of the year for sugar consumption. The problem for children is that simple carbohydrates (especially sugar) are primary in their diets. To make matters worse for the picky eater, who self-limits veggies and whole grains, is that they love to eat junk foods and sweets.
Our traditional holiday foods only make it more difficult for parents of [...]