Food Battles No More

Want Kids to Eat More Veggies?

Nonna Joann • October 27th, 2009 • Food Battles No More

Don’t Count on Help from Professionals
I like to read the new studies about health, especially when they focus on children. Several new studies on children’s eating habits were presented at the recent Obesity Society meeting. What surprises me most is that they really don’t offer any new insight or suggestions.
What Exactly Did the Researchers Find?
Children from 4 [...]

Multi-Sensory Learning & the Picky Eater

Nonna Joann • October 16th, 2009 • Food Battles No More

Multi-sensory learning is vital for the picky eater.

Dr. John Medina says in his book, “Brain Rules,” that multi-sensory learning is powerful. He states, “Extra information given at the moment of learning makes learning better.”
This is especially important information for parents of picky eaters, who inadvertently reinforce the wrong concepts.
Repetition is basic for memory. Have you ever had to memorize a  poem, [...]

Children Play to Learn

Nonna Joann • August 25th, 2009 • Food Battles No More

Alison Gopnik wrote an August 15 op-ed piece in
The New York Times titled “Your Baby is Smarter than You Think.” Gopnik explains new research which found babies and young children learn quite differently than we once thought.
She says, “New studies, however, demonstrate that babies and very young children know, observe, explore, imagine and learn [...]

Playing With Food

Nonna Joann • July 9th, 2009 • Food Battles No More

You’ll never say “don’t play with your food” again once multi-sensory learning is incorporated into your picky eater’s mealtime. Fussy eaters can’t resist loving veggies when all your child’s senses are engaged.
You can change dinner conflict with your picky eater to fun, multi-sensory, memory-making mealtimes. Play is the way children learn and directed-play allows you to incorporate foods your picky [...]

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 [...]

No More Food Battles

Nonna Joann • May 27th, 2008 • Food Battles No More

Did you know, that my grandson, Joshy, was the inspiration for my book, Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater? He regularly ate only a few foods, while refusing to eat most foods. In fact, he wouldn’t even touch foods he’d predetermined to be “yucky.” He was such a picky eater that [...]