Got A Picky Eater?

Got A Picky Eater?

Do you have a picky eater? First, don’t call them picky (yes, I know I started it). Try something softer: He is still learning about foods She is cautious around food He is selective at meals Labeling a child with something negative will only lead to a bigger problem....

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Borscht… or Borshch… or Holodnik

Borscht… or Borshch… or Holodnik

I was recently asked about my favorite cool treat for summer. It's borscht. Or borschch. Or maybe I'll just get specific and call it holodnik. And guess what? I'm going to show pity on you, the hopeful cook, and put the recipe right up front. Yes, there will be no...

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Eating Your Emotions? But is it really a problem?

Eating Your Emotions? But is it really a problem?

Written with Gila Glassberg, MS, RDN, CDN Are you feeling... Just a little burnt out? You picked up dry cleaning for a home-bound friend. You made dinner for another friend who just had a baby. You donated to the school fundraiser. You baked the cakes for the shul...

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Why to Pass on Food Rules in Class

Why to Pass on Food Rules in Class

It’s back to school time! And what a back-to-school it’s been, here in 2021. Some kids were in school last year, some were in-schooled, out-schooled, home-schooled, virtual-schooled. You name it, it’s represented in these classrooms. But one thing has stayed the...

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Eat the Rainbow… But How?

Eat the Rainbow… But How?

I often give the advice, “Variety in diet leads to variety in nutrition.” It makes sense: Each food has a unique nutritional composition, so consuming a variety of foods naturally leads to improved health. Eating different colors and textures, and enjoying different...

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Guide to Division of Responsibility (Satter)

Guide to Division of Responsibility (Satter)

Division of Responsibility is the basis of a positive feeding relationship with your child. This handout provides the basics, a bit about establishing boundaries, and an explanation about the overlap with Intuitive Eating. For more information, a good place to start...

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Stuck At Home Resources

Stuck At Home Resources

It's been a while. I'm not going to say exactly how long. Somehow counting the days makes it feel unending. Here are some COVID-related materials to help get you through the end of this lockdown with at least some of your sanity in tact.Nap Time Nutrition videos that...

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Respectful Dissent: Learning at the Table

Respectful Dissent: Learning at the Table

This is not a blog to get you to vote a certain way, or to think the same way as me or as your table companions. This is not a blog to get you to eat a specific way. And no matter how political food can get, this is not a blog to get you to start eating kale. Or stop...

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Lunch Room Lessons: What Is Your Child Learning?

Lunch Room Lessons: What Is Your Child Learning?

You're mom. Or dad. Or grandpa. You lovingly pack a lunch for your little one to enjoy with his or friends at school. It's a sandwich, an applesauce, a container of raisins, a piece of fruit, and some crunchy veggie sticks. This looks like a good meal. For some extra...

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Quiet Your Mind to Tune in to Your Body

Quiet Your Mind to Tune in to Your Body

Have you heard of Intuitive Eating? Intuitive Eating (IE) is a nutritional philosophy I love, but it's very often misunderstood. Isn't IE just "eat whatever you want, feel great, and be healthy"? Well that's the elevator speech for someone just coming in. But as with...

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Spinach Pesto Hummus!

Spinach Pesto Hummus!

Have you had your hummus today? The word "hummus" comes from the Arabic meaning "chickpeas". It's made the rounds around the Middle East, taking on different flavors in different countries, but the basic recipe includes chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic,...

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What is a Non-Diet RD?

What is a Non-Diet RD?

I consider myself a non-diet dietitian although I don't often encounter direct weight loss requests. I work with maternity and early childhood nutrition, so the diet culture is a little more nuanced. If you're not sure what a registered dietitian (RD) is, or you want...

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