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Tips for Picky Protein Eaters

As a Pediatric Feeding Specialist, I get a lot of questions from parents on how they can get more protein into their toddler’s diet. Since it’s recommended to have a protein at each meal and snack, here are a few tips to help with your picky protein eater.Variety: Offer a variety of animal and plant based proteins to identify [...]

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Celebrating National Grilling Month with Toddlers

Nothing screams summertime like grilling outside…and the month of July kicks off National Grilling Month. But we know that adding meat or any kind of protein to your toddler’s food list can be challenging, especially if they are a picky protein eater! Since the grill is an extension of your kitchen, we have tips to involve your toddler in the [...]

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Tips for Camping with a Picky Eater

Getting picky eaters to eat in the feeding clinic or in their own home can be challenging enough, when you add planning, preparing, cooking, cleaning and eating outdoors, you have another set of challenges! Here are a few tips for camping with a picky eater.S’mores: Camping and s’mores go hand-in-hand, and kids love to make their own treat! Before [...]

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Fourth of July Picnic Foods

Whether you celebrate in your backyard or at your favorite park for the firework display, you can keep your toddler engaged this holiday with these easy Fourth of July picnic foods. Start this festive feast working together at your kitchen counter, and then transition to the picnic blanket!Star Straw Skewers: Kids love the novelty of eating food off sticks, so [...]

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Fathers are Fantastic Feeders Too!

This Father’s Day lets applaud the other fantastic feeder in a child’s life…dad! Dads play a meaningful role in influencing their children’s food preferences and shaping their feeding routine. Studies show that if dad regularly eats meals with their family they feel more involved and responsible for the feeding, health and growth of their child. Let’s discover some other [...]

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How to Introduce Green Beans to Toddlers

This week we are introducing green beans! This veggie is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, plus folate and fiber. And they have a little protein too! If you want to add this mighty bean into your toddler’s diet, here are a few tips to introduce green beans and make it successful.Pick: There are only a few [...]

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Busting Feeding Myths

Our blab for Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was a huge hit! We had Melanie Potock, M.A, CCC-SLP on the ezpz Mealtime Show talking about feeding myths and busting them with research, ideas, techniques and fun! We talked about tips from her book Raising a Healthy Happy Eater and even gave our audience a peek at her new book Baby Self [...]

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How to Introduce Celery to Your Child

When most of us think of eating celery, we usually think of dieting, which makes celery not much fun! It’s true; celery is incredibly low in calories, and parents who struggle with putting weight on their kids (due to feeding challenges) usually skip right over celery. But this crunchy veggie offers a variety of ways to present nutritionally packed meals [...]

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Better Hearing & Speech Month, SLPs and ezpz Products

I’m always excited for the month of May because it is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)! This gives me the opportunity to share my profession with the public while raising awareness of how Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide articulation, language, communication and social skills therapy for the pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. But we also provide life-altering treatment [...]

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Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month is celebrated in May each year to educate the public about the seriousness of this disease, especially in children. This topic is near and dear to my heart since many of my clients have celiac disease (CD) and I went gluten free (GF) several years ago to support them, not realizing it would actually make me [...]

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