toddler picky eater

Processed Foods = Sugar

• July 12th, 2013 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

How much sugar is there in processed foods? Turns out a lot! We tend to overlook added sugars in processed foods. But, sugar is a primary ingredient in most of our processed foods and breakfast foods are the worst. Sugar is an early riser, who loves to ambush your child first thing in the morning. [...]



Sugar Is Addictive

• April 1st, 2013 • Horrible Foods

Reduce Sugars In Your Kid’s Diet Today, people eat one hundred and fifty pounds of sugar in a year. That’s two-and-a-half pounds of sugar each week! Eliminating (or at least drastically reducing) sugars from your picky child’s diet is essential. For the child who’s not eating a healthy variety of foods, this one adjustment will open [...]



Want Kids to Eat More Veggies?

• October 14th, 2012 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

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? [...]



When Life Gives You Lemons

• June 12th, 2012 • Kid-Friendly Drinks

…Make Lemonade Besides being summer’s most refreshing drink, lemons have an interesting history. Sailors on long sea journeys often developed scurvy, which results from a vitamin C deficiency. When the sailors consumed lemons and limes they’d stay healthy. English sailors earned the nickname “limey” from eating citrus on the high sea. Not only are lemons high in C, but potassium and [...]



Treating Tiny Tummies

• April 13th, 2012 • Food as Medicine

Tiny Tummies Can Have Big Aches Kids are experiencing stomach issues more often. In fact, the occurrence of children developing adult-type illnesses and diseases is growing at an alarming rate. A mom from San Francisco asks for advicefor her 5-year-old daughter, who often complains of a tummy ache. The doctor doesn’t find anything wrong and suggests [...]



Kids Mealtime Manners

• February 23rd, 2012 • Mealtimes with Kids

Manners Make Family Mealtimes Enjoyable Mealtime manners area taught as soon as baby is sitting in a highchair. Table manners begin before the food is even placed on the plates. Children should wait until the family is seated together before beginning to chow down. One way to accomplish this is to serve your meals family-style. [...]



Have a Natural Thanksgiving

• November 17th, 2011 • Nonna's Relations

Thanksgiving is only days away. If you want to have a “Natural Thanksgiving” now is the time to think about it. A natural Thanksgiving sounds easy enough, but it takes some forethought. For the last 30 years, our Thanksgivings have been as natural (chemical free) as possible. Most Thanksgiving dinners are loaded with ingredients the Pilgrims [...]



Meal Prep Is Fun For Kids

• June 30th, 2011 • Mealtimes with Kids

The days are warm and long. The kids are home and need something to keep them busy. It’s the perfect time to include your kids in meal preparation. Meal preparation is an opportunity for your youngster to have hands-on experiences with various foods. “Multi-sensory learning” is involving all the senses in the process. When kids have chores in the [...]



Salad Days

• June 28th, 2011 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Too Hot To Cook? During the hot sultry days of summer, cooking can be the last thing on your mind. In warm weather our appetites decrease, but it’s important to get your five servings of fruit and vegetables. Salads are not only simple to prepare, but refreshing as well. Salad recipes are an easy way to combine [...]



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 [...]