Picky Eating

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BMI goals for kids are different than for adults

Having a picky eater can make every meal (and snack) frustrating. These resources will help you understand why your child is picky and what you can do it about it.

Let us help you find healthy alternatives and learn to take a balanced approach to diet.

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Picky Eaters Resource

Parent of a picky eater? Start here

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Kids General Nutrition Handout

Use this guide to learn about general nutrition for your child

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7 General Nutrition Tips for your Teen

Keep your teen eating well with these tips

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Teens General Nutrition Handout

This guide is a useful resource for teens and their parents

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Blog Posts

When Is Picky Eating a Nutritional Problem?

Is your child’s picky eating actually a clue to a more serious medical problem? How can a parent tell when picky eating is becoming a health risk? In today’s video, we explore why kids reject particular foods, the different causes of picky eating, and the warning signs

Two Siblings with Different Feeding Issues

Two Siblings with Different Feeding Issues – Feed to Succeed Podcast Season 4, Episode 8 In this week’s pediatric nutrition podcast, registered dietitian Betsy Hjelmgren, RD and culinary expert Jen Karakosta addressing feeding a family with multiple feeding issues (and staying sane!). Terry Labanowski, mom of two

Ask Amanda: How to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

In this week’s kids’ nutrition Ask Amanda column, pediatric dietitian Amanda Gordon answers the question: What are good recipes to get vegetables into picky eaters? Following are 6 suggestions, the first being the most important: Suggestion 1: Don’t Trick Them.  Try not to hide vegetables in your child’s meals and

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Recipes

Here are some recipes that will make your picky eater smile from ear-to-ear!

Toddler Meal Plan

Breakfast – cheerios, 2% milk (podcast link-milk), strawberries

Lunch – ½ PBJ sandwich on whole wheat bread cut into pieces, steamed carrots, quarter-sliced grapes, 2% milk

Snack – 4 oz yogurt

Dinner – rotisserie chicken, oven baked fries, green beans, melon, 2% milk (“You are not a Short Order Cook”)

Bedtime – 1 sugar cookie

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