Line drawing of an elephant
    July 23, 2014
    Down the Rabbit Hole

    I am fond of prefacing conversations about eating disorders with: “If, everything you know about eating disorders you learned from an ABC Afterschool Special or Lifetime TV movie, you don’t know a…

    Smiling teenage girl on a beach
    July 22, 2014
    When Choice Isn’t A Choice

    Long before I knew the term “disordered eating,” I knew its environment. My stunningly beautiful mother maintained her perfectly-proportioned, svelte figure with Carnation Instant Breakfast, cigar…

    No Nag Nutrition
    February 12, 2014
    No Nag Nutrition

    Nagging seems to be the unavoidable side effect of having kids. I’m sad to admit that there are days where I don’t want to be around myself, either. It’s no shock, our kids tunes us out when we …

    Picky Eating at Dinner
    April 12, 2013
    Picky Eating at Dinner

    As a feeding therapist, I work closely with the parents of picky eaters.  Parents are often stressed and have tried everything in their power to get their kids to eat nutritious foods.  When I ask a…

    Picky Eating in the School Cafeteria
    April 11, 2013
    Picky Eating in the School Cafeteria

    Most parents tell me that their elementary school child has 20 to 25 minutes to enter the school cafeteria,  search for his lunchbox buried in a portable tub, find a place to sit, open all the contai…

    Picky Eating at Lunch
    April 10, 2013
    Picky Eating at Lunch

    The following is #3 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Parents tell me that lunch is typically the best meal of the day for picky eaters – meaning they’ll eat …

    Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal
    November 7, 2012
    Strategies to Support Picky Eaters BEFORE your Holiday Meal

    Stress, panic and fear…the holidays are here! The next two months are usually the most stressful for parents of children with picky eating habits. Tensions are oftentimes high during this season and…

    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family
    January 16, 2012
    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family

    As parents there are so many things we want to pass on to our children.  Being a picky eater is definitely NOT one of those things. (more…)…

    Strategies for Countering Texture Issues
    September 29, 2011
    Strategies for Countering Texture Issues

    Texture was an unexpected learning for me. When I look back on the whole of Battle Orange, the number of recipes and the lengths I went to, I have to shake my head and sigh. One recipe solved the whol…

    Food Fight! Dealing With Control Issues at the Table
    April 27, 2011
    Food Fight! Dealing With Control Issues at the Table

    We’ve all had those days, right? The ones where our little one is on a mission to battle us on everything from wearing bunny slippers instead of shoes, shorts in winter, this toy instead of that one…

    Family Mealtime All for One and One for All
    April 1, 2005
    Family Mealtime All for One and One for All

    When I was a child and my family was gathered together for a meal, my father would sometimes look each of us in the eye and say, “All for one, and one for all.” We eagerly repeated this to each ot…

    Eating Disorders in Teens
    March 29, 2001
    Eating Disorders in Teens

    Nearly one sixth of high school boys and one third of high school girls show some of the symptoms of an eating disorder, according to a presentation at the 2001 annual meeting of The Society for Adole…