Pets Eat Better Than Most Kids

Nonna Joann • May 28th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

I’ve been making my own dog food for over a year. It all began when my two little pooches got sick. The vet recommended I purchase expensive canned food for them. He didn’t encourage me when I said
I would make their food instead. It turns out that vets don’t like the idea of people [...]

Multi-Sensory Learning Is Natural

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

There was a time when children helped plant, water, and weed the summer garden. They watched vegetables sprout and grow. Multi-sensory learning was natural. Toddlers helped pull up and then taste each yummy veggie as it ripened. At harvest, moms and their daughters canned and preserved everything the family grew.
Society has moved from an agricultural [...]

Picky Eater Solutions

Nonna Joann • December 29th, 2008 • Food Battles No More

Baby Bites is a result of over 30 year’s journey with whole foods and nutrition. Multi-sensory learning for the picky eater (the Baby Bite Steps) was integrated into the equation for my grandson, Joshy about 4 years ago. Click on the following links from 2008 Baby Bite blogs to get the story:
A S.A.D. Diet
Baby Bites began thirty years ago. I was [...]

Egg Boats

Nonna Joann • October 1st, 2008 • Salads & Sandwiches

This is a recipe for fun! Even picky eaters love to help in the kitchen. You’ll incorporate multi-sensory learning when you make these yummy Egg Boats with your children.
One hardboiled egg yields 2 boats.
Begin with 1 hardboiled egg. Have your child help peel it. Talk about the shell, how hard it is and how the [...]

Italian Style Veggies

Nonna Joann • August 1st, 2008 • Soups & Sides

Vegetables are interesting when you make them the Italian way!

Fortunately, yummy veggies don’t have to take a lot of time to prepare.
1) You’ll need 8 ounces of fresh or defrosted vegetables and a teaspoon chopped garlic. You can use chopped spinach, peas, cauliflower, or broccoli. If you forgot to defrost your vegetables, place the frozen veggies [...]

Picky Eaters Can Love Veggies

Nonna Joann • April 21st, 2008 • Spoonful of Love

The only vegetables six-year-old Heather eats are French fries and ketchup-and that’s using the term “vegetable” loosely. What’s alarming is that she’s not alone. Today over 60 percent of children, ages two to nine, don’t consume the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
You might be surprised, but even the most resistant child can [...]