Fun in Nonna’s Kitchen

Serve Food With a Side of Fun

• February 7th, 2013 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Learning to acquire new tastes can be fun for your picky eater. Especially when you incorporate all the senses into mealtimes. This is vital when overcoming food aversions and is the core to the Baby Bite steps. You eat with your eyes first. Food presentation affects kids’ eating habits. This should be no surprise as [...]



Edible Food Fun

• February 28th, 2012 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Kids are creative by nature. Just let them loose in your kitchen and they’ll come up with wonderful ideas. Making edible creations is fun for kids. They get the tactile experience and the pride of a task completed when making edible food creations. You don’t have to be an artist to wash a piece of [...]



Your Snack IQ

• November 4th, 2010 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Katy (pictured) is not always getting healthy snacks after a game. Which kind of “snack” is your child eating? Even if you offer healthy snacks at home, most likely your kids are getting junk foods at school, after sports, in Sunday school and at your neighbor’s home. We live in a fast food culture. Snacking [...]



Healthy Eating Is Fun!

• June 2nd, 2010 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

The Forest Feast Encourages Healthy Eating Lifestyles and behaviors are established in early childhood. This is especially true for eating habits and food preferences. Unfortunately, many foods that children consume are lacking in essential nutrients. Our national taste buds have become accustomed to junk foods, loaded with added sugars, artificial ingredients, and synthetic flavors. This [...]



Find Your Picky Eater’s Inner Chef

• May 13th, 2010 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Touching and experiencing foods are essential for the picky eater! When your fussy eater helps prepare a meal, the food is always more interesting. Even picky eaters are disarmed when they have assisted in preparing a meal. They not only take pride in a job well done, but the food will be more interesting  if [...]



Go Ahead Eat & Laugh

• May 11th, 2010 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Laughter Is Good For Your Family’s Health Children laugh all day long. Although the research can’t be verified, some say that adults laugh fifteen times a day, compared to children who laugh 400 times a day. Laughter is the best medicine. Positive emotions are beneficial to health. Medical experts found laughter helped children relax, which [...]



Laugh Out Loud

• January 7th, 2010 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Picky eating is no laughing matter. It’s serious business, because it affects our children’s health. While that’s true, we need to laugh once in a while. That’s why today’s blog is devoted to laughing at ourselves. Anna Fellows Johnson said, “Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.” Don’t forget to laugh out loud! Even [...]



Growing Healthy Kids

• July 16th, 2009 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Growing healthy kids starts in pregnancy and continues for a lifetime. When the first foods your baby receives is from the garden and you never purchase fast or processed foods, your child will naturally eat healthy foods. Contrary to popular belief, picky eaters are not born, they’re made. While we may have a natural preference [...]



Avoid Picky Eating with Multi-Sensory Learning

• January 13th, 2009 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

You can teach your picky eater to love whole foods! An infant’s first food is milk. Between six and twelve months, solid food is introduced. Of course, this food has been mashed, strained, and pulverized in order to make it easier for baby to eat. Around the time baby is turning two, she should be enjoying [...]



Fun Food Quiz

• October 9th, 2008 • Fun in Nonna's Kitchen

Just for fun, let’s take a little food quiz. How many questions can you answer correctly? TRUE or FALSE: 1) Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. 2) Rinsing eggs before cracking them removes bacteria. 3) Frozen food stays good for as long as it’s kept in the freezer. 4) You’re more likely to be hungry [...]