The Picky Eater & Predatory Veggies

Nonna Joann • October 15th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Do you enjoy reading? I do, but I’m not a fan of the romance novel. In fact, I don’t read fiction at all. Although, I do love to read and I just finished reading, “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School” by John Medina. Medina is a developmental molecular [...]

5 Strategies to Get Kids Eating Veggies

Nonna Joann • July 21st, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Children refusing to eat vegetables is a concern for many parents. This plea from a mom on is typical, “My 3-year-old daughter will not eat vegetables at all…I’m afraid that if I don’t get this under control soon, she will be eating chicken nuggets and French fries every day for the rest of her [...]

Growing Healthy Kids

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

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 for [...]

Cabbage & Apples

Nonna Joann • July 13th, 2009 • Soups & Sides

Kids don’t like cabbage? Even picky eaters love this tasty side dish. It’s so easy to make, you’ll want to involve your kids in the preparation. This deceptively bland looking dish’s apple sweetness will win over your picky eater. Serve it in a colorful dish and garnish with apple slices. Because this recipe serves 6 to 8 [...]

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 [...]

Delight Your Picky Eater’s Senses

Nonna Joann • June 29th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

Farmers’ Markets Engage Picky Eaters 
Farmers’ markets are not only fun for the entire family, but they can be a wonderful source for multi-sensory learning. One of the most effective methods for developing healthy eating habits in your kids, especially picky eaters, is to involve them in the entire food process, beginning with your purchase of the [...]

Don’t Hide From Broccoli

Nonna Joann • June 2nd, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

In 1992, President George Bush the elder made a troubling proclamation, “I’m president of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.” In one sentence, he undermined every parent who attempted to convince their kid that broccoli is good.
The mighty cruciferous may have lost a battle, but ultimately won the veggie war. In the [...]

In a Pickle Over Grocery Shopping?

Nonna Joann • May 26th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

7 Tricks of the Trade

Are you concerned about the economy? Do you want to save at the grocery store? Are you looking for ways to buy and store the most healthful foods? A mom on asks for some ‘tricks of the trade’ for grocery shopping, storage, and making the most of her produce. No [...]

Treating Tiny Tummies

Nonna Joann • April 29th, 2009 • 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 advice on for her 5-year-old daughter, who often complains of a tummy ache. The doctor doesn’t find anything wrong [...]

Eat Your Colors

Nonna Joann • April 21st, 2009 • Mealtimes with Kids

It’s not uncommon for picky eaters refuse to eat most vegetables. Often when parents claim they have a picky eater, what they are saying is that their child won’t eat vegetables. Teaching children how to enjoy veggies is vital for good health.
Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater is about transformation. [...]