SANITY-SAVING FEEDING TECHNIQUES FOR HAPPY MEALS AND BODY POSITIVE KIDS!
- Practical advice for feeding your family—picky eaters included.
- Evidence-based feeding techniques that will make family meals less stressful.
- Research-supported intel on picky eating and what to do when the kids don’t eat.
- Reality-based advice for intuitive eating, Division of Responsibility, body image, and more.
This digital ebook offers a solid feeding structure and a reassuring approach to making family meals less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone at the table!
HI! WE’RE AMY AND VIRGINIA
AND WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU FIND THE JOY IN THE DAILY CHALLENGE OF FEEDING YOUR FAMILY.
We know because we’re in this, every night, with you. But there are tangible steps you can take to make mealtimes happier for everyone at your table. (And everyone includes you!)
In How to Relax about Picky Eating, we’ll take you through 8 concepts that will form the foundation of your understanding of how to feed kids and give you a firm starting point for improving mealtimes in your house. We’re here to reassure and inspire. We’re here to remind you that you’re doing a good job. We’re here to let you know that you’re not alone in the daily challenge of feeding your family. We’re here to help.
INSIDE THE 50 PAGE DIGITAL BOOK YOU’LL FIND:
Introduction & Prologue: It’s Not About Nutrition
How the Division of Responsibility works in feeding kids.
Intuitive Eating: What it is and how it can help.
How family style meals can help reduce mealtime drama.
Why we don’t call foods “good” or “bad”.
What to do about food fixation and obsessions.
How to know if picky eating is normal (or not).
Why nobody needs to earn dessert (and how to serve it to lessen obsessing).
Why kids don’t need to diet and what to do instead.
Summary: The Internal Drives to Eat
Resources: Books and feeding therapists for continued learning and individualized help.
TRUSTED ADVICE FROM RELIABLE SOURCES
We know—from our work as a recipe developer and health journalist, from the 60+ podcast episodes we’ve recorded on these issues, and from our own lived experiences as parents—that it is possible to create a framework for family meals that avoids pressure, guilt, power dynamics, and crazy diets. You can make one meal for everyone at the table. You can raise kids who enjoy, but aren’t completely obsessed with, treats. You can feel confident that your kids are getting the nutrients they need even if (when!) they don’t eat everything you make for dinner. And you can feed yourself first and feel good about it.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Amy Palanjian and Virginia Sole-Smith are the co-hosts of the Comfort Food Podcast, the podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and feeding ourselves. (Find it on Apple Podcasts or at comfortfoodpodcast.com.) It’s about dealing with picky eaters. It’s about fighting back against diet culture. It’s about food, feminism, and families. It’s about real life.
Amy is a writer, recipe developer, and creator of Yummy Toddler Food. Virginia is a journalist, author of The Eating Instinct, and frequent contributor to Parents and New York Times. Between us we have five kids, twelve lunchboxes, and two blenders. And we eat a lot of pasta.
Frequently Asked Questions
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You’re constantly worried about what the kids are (and aren’t) eating.
You dread family dinners because you never know what the kids will like and agree to eat from one day to the next and you never know what the heck to cook.
You feel like your kids are picking up on some of your own food preoccupations and you’re looking for help to raise them with more body positivity and less anxiety about food.
You’re confused by the conflicting messages you see on social media about the “right” way to feed kids and you want evidence-based information to rely on.
You really want family meals to be less stressful and more fun.
You want to easily share your feeding approach with a care provider or loved one.
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