healthy eater

Three Steps to a Healthy Eater

Nonna Joann • March 12th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

You can transform your picky eater into a healthy eater!

Incorporate the following three easy steps to encourage healthy eating. Even picky eaters begin to appreciate the taste and texture of whole foods when you take the offensive.
1. Purchase Whole Foods
When you stock your pantry and refrigerator are with whole foods, your children will eat whole foods. One [...]

Three Mistakes Parents Make

Nonna Joann • March 10th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Parents of Picky Eaters Often Make Three Mistakes

Forty-nine percent of moms say they have a picky eater. Parents try trendy methods to convince their picky eaters to eat healthy foods…only to sabotage their best efforts. You can transform your picky eater into a healthy eater by avoiding these common mistakes.
1. Take Just One Bite
The one-bite rule (one [...]

Your Baby Is Watching You

Nonna Joann • August 5th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Scientists have found that three-month-old infants pick up emotional signals from others. It was previously thought infants could only process social signals directed at them.
However, researchers from Hunter College and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Scientists show that three-month-old infants go beyond face-to-face social interactions. They even use social cues to [...]

Picky Eaters Love ‘Ratatouille’

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

When Ratatouille first came out, I was intrigued by the promos (or perhaps it was just the title). My husband and I went to view it—childless. Our grandchildren live an hour’s drive from us and I couldn’t wait to see the latest Disney fare. When it became available on video, my husband purchased a copy so we [...]

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 [...]