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5 Things Parents Who Create Happy Mealtimes Don't Do

4 days ago   |   By Raise Healthy Eaters

Most parents understand, intellectually, that the kitchen table should be a happy place. But then reality hits: crazy schedules, complaining kids, and nutrition standards that seem impossible to meet. The truth is there is a lot that can get in a way of creating enjoyable family meals.
Why even try? We know frequent family meals are linked to improved health and well being of children. But making those meals enjoyable makes everything better: connection, nourishment, and food learning. Not to mention, the atmosphere at the table helps shape a child's emerging relationship with food.
So I'm...
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The Nutrition Maneuver All Parents with ADHD Kids Should Make

The Nutrition Maneuver All Parents with ADHD Kids Should Make

4 days ago   |   By Raise Healthy Eaters

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, a registered dietitian, childhood nutrition expert, blogger and podcaster over at The Nourished Child. You can learn more about nutrition for kids with ADHD in her upcoming free training, The ADHD Diet for Kids: Dodge the Most Common Nutrition Mistakes (so Your Child Can Help Your Child Focus, Behave and Grow), offered on September 11 and 15, 2018.
Sammy isn't eating enough. How does his mom know? He comes home from school with a full lunch box. He's eaten hardly a morsel.
Julia seems to go all day without eating. She's not hungry when she gets up and...
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