Food Mistakes

It’s always humbling when you realize as a parent you’ve screwed up. Hopefully, it’s something small and not bailing your kid out of jail. Reading a recent issue of the health section of the NY Times told me what I kind of already knew (and my mom kept telling me): that I shouldn’t ride Viv about eating food – any kind of food.

In the video, I say I’m going to link to a study about how picky eaters still get enough calories. I remembered it from my days with Dr. Dean Edell Radio Show. I couldn’t find it, so I emailed him. He said he no longer had it either, but he wrote me this: “The bottom line is, if kids don’t eat lunch at all, they make up for it at dinner… the daily caloric intake is very stable in kids but meal-to-meal is unstable… does that help?”

Take a listen to the other do’s and don’ts.

6 thoughts on “Food Mistakes

  1. I told Rogan (3), just two nights ago, if he tasted my edamame, I’d give him a treat…and it worked!!! This ploy never worked with my oldest, McKade! So I felt lucky!! But I know you’re right, and the stinking article is right!! So why is it so damn hard to take a step back?!?!?

  2. My daughter is an extremly pickey eater it drives me insane. Getting her to eat anything for dinner is a struggle. But I’m pretty sure she eats lunch with her friends at daycare so I try not to let it bother me too much.

  3. I thought my 4-yr.-old Alex was picky until I actually sat down and made a list of what he will eat: raw veggies (only with Ranch dip), chicken nuggets, fries, spaghetti, beefaroni, chicken noodle soup, apples, grapes, blueberries, frozen peas (only if they are still frozen!), meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, hot dogs, bologna, chicken and dumplings. Okay, that’s alot of freakin’ food he likes! I can’t seem to get over what he hates: cheese of any kind, pizza, cooked veggies, all other fruit, all other meat. I’m shutting up now. My child is not a picky eater after all….

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