Everybody knows that children only eat when they're hungry and they always stop when they're full. At least that's the way it's supposed to work. Some children don't have the same built-in hunger and satiety signals. Other children have their internal signals disrupted early in life. These children veer towards being overeaters. So how do you parent an overeater? In this … [Read more...]
The Happy Bite Podcast
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Ever wish your kids — even toddlers— could fix their own meals? In this episode of the Happy Bite Podcast we talk about toddler meal drawers. Not my idea, by the way, but one I can get behind. Lori, a client I have worked with on-and-off for about a year, devised this way of encouraging her daughter Abby to eat better. Think treat drawer—only without "treats." Why the meal … [Read more...]
No parent I know wants to be a short-order chef. What we want, is for kids to eat. For them to avoid being hungry. For them to make it through the night. For them to have the nutrients they need to grow. For them to be satisfied. The list goes on. I recently wrote about this in a post on Psychology Today. In this episode of The Happy Bite Podcast, I tackle the same … [Read more...]
It’s time for school to start again! Here are your best practices for packing school lunches! In this episode of the Happy Bite Podcast, I talk about best practices for packing school lunches so you can use what you pack to teach your kids healthy eating habits. I also cover why sending a “too-healthy” lunch can backfire, and why I hate all those photos on social media of … [Read more...]
There are tons of lunch box options on the market–and some of them are pretty pricey! In this episode of the Happy Bite Podcast, Sally gives you pointers on choosing the best one for your kids (and help you learn from some of HER mistakes!). … [Read more...]
Do you remember your parents making comments about your weight when you were a child? In this episode of the Happy Bite podcast, Sally talks about how comments about weight affect children in the long-term. Sally also shares what YOU should do if you’re concerned about your child’s weight. weight … [Read more...]
Pressure If feeding your kids makes you want to tear your hair out. If you feel like you have to tell your kids every single time that they have to eat a few more bites, then this episode of the Happy Bite Podcast is for you. pressure In this episode—a solo snack-sized portion of The Happy Bite Podcast— I talk about pressure. It’s not something we like to discuss, but … [Read more...]
Candy rewards can work, so we understand why teachers sometimes resort to giving out the goodies. But is it a smart or healthy policy? In this episode of the Happy Bite Podcasts, Sally and I talk about what you can do if you’re not happy that your kids are getting candy in the classroom. We also talk about alternative rewards that teachers can use instead. Plus, we answer an … [Read more...]