What is the best way to spend time with your children after work? Should you get right down to feeding them? Or should you spend some time playing? In this episode of The Happy Bite Podcast, I talk to Liz who wants some help managing the after-work hours. The after-work hours can be a tricky time, especially in the summer. There are so many competing demands. And a couple of … [Read more...]
The Happy Bite Podcast
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Most Recent EPISODES
What can you do when your child stops liking something just because a friend said, "yuk?" Peer Pressure can be a real problem. The traditional solution to food peer pressure, tell your kids that different people like different things, doesn't always work. In this episode I talk to Amy. Her daughter loved guacamole until one day her friend said it smelled funny. Her daughter … [Read more...]
Here's the truth: Kids are learning eating habits every time they eat. The only question that remains, then, is what habits do you want them to learn? But can kids be too young? In this episode of the Happy Bite Podcast, I talk to Elizabeth, mother of 13-month-old Samantha. Elizabeth wants to know how to stop Samantha from throwing food from the high chair. What the right … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]