Have you ever told your child, “you need to take just one more bite?” If so, you are not alone! While the one bite rule may seem innocent enough, research has shown that the one bite rule is potentially harmful for children, especially those that are underweight or picky eaters.
When was the last time you ate consciously and freely without calculating or rationalizing your food choices? If it’s been longer than you care to admit, you’re not alone. We live in a culture that’s consumed with weight and body image, which is especially detrimental to mothers who have a heart to “do it all” and look like a picture of perfection.
If you have a picky eater at home, you are not alone! In fact, it is estimated that 20-50% of children, especially toddlers & preschoolers, are selective eaters. Even though it’s very common it can still cause frustration and worry for parents. Follow these 5 steps to help selective eaters explore new foods.
As parents, it is our job to ground our children in a strong counter narrative: gaining weight is a normal part of growing up and being a human; kids’ bodies and adults’ bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, none inherently more valuable than the other; and our value as people does not depend on beauty, size, or health.
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Katherine Andrew, MPH, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters degree in Public Health with nearly fifteen years of experience in community public health and private nutrition counseling. Her work experience includes individual and group health counseling, interactive workshops, food systems consulting, non-profit program development and management, and safe skincare advocacy and promotion.
Katherine’s mission is to help clients truly flourish through exploring and finding their version of health. She works with clients to identify and address health concerns, navigate food sensitivities, explore body image, plan healthy meals for themselves and their families, evaluate and improve hormone health, maximize stress management, and restore their relationship with eating so they can enjoy food and thrive. She approaches each client individually to help create a realistic and sustainable plan. Gut health, food sensitivities, hormones, family food dynamics, and intuitive eating are a few of Katherine’s passions and specialties.
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