picky eaters

Smart Choice…NOT

Nonna Joann • September 22nd, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

There’s a new food label campaign called Smart Choices. Products which have been designated as “healthier” are marked with a green spot and a checkmark on the front of the package. The green checkmark label is showing up in supermarkets and is backed by most of ten largest food manufacturers. The label is intended to [...]

Kids Getting Older Younger

Nonna Joann • April 16th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

A mom recently asked for advice about her 11-year-old son, who likes to play with toys. Seems the other kids his age, aren’t much into action figures, like her son. She wonders if her son is abnormal and asks for suggestions on how he can make friends.
Sounds like she’s got a great kid. And I say [...]

TV Ads Impact Kids’ Health

Nonna Joann • October 30th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Largest Study on TV Ads and Children’s Health.
This vital topic concerning our children’s health is studied by the Kaiser Foundation. The study found that 34 percent of ads targeting children are for candy and snacks, 28 percent are for sugarcoated cereals, and 10 percent are for fast foods. Only 4 percent are for dairy products and a [...]

Green Food Is Yummy

Nonna Joann • August 14th, 2008 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

…especially spinach!
As good-for-you as spinach is, often kids (especially picky eaters) refuse to eat it. But, Spinach is one of Try Rannosaurus’ favorite foods! Try is one of the two characters I created for my book,
Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater. The two buddies engage young picky eaters in multi-sensory learning. Try is a green [...]

Mealtime Manners

Nonna Joann • May 15th, 2008 • Mealtimes with Kids

Mealtime manners begin before the food is even placed on the table. Children should wait until the family is seated before beginning to eat. One way to accomplish this is to serve your meals family-style. The food is served from platters on the table. Food isn’t placed on individual plates until after you’ve said grace. [...]