Entries by Stephanie Wells

Parents’ Roles in Creating Healthy Eaters

At some point during your young child’s life, you may face challenges that involve getting them to eat well. Often, the first challenge presents itself during the toddler years, in which children can become quite picky and more defiant. As kids are exposed to so many unhealthy foods that are specifically marketed towards kids and […]

Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

Eating disorders are a scary topic for parents. It is critical to be aware of signs that your child may be at risk for developing an eating disorder. The earlier you can get professional intervention, the better outcomes your child will have. You may be able to prevent the eating disorder from taking over your […]

5 Things a Dietitian Can Do for You and Your Child (that you might not know)

When you think of a dietitian, you probably think of healthy eating and weight loss. But dietitians are trained to manage many more  areas of health than that! Pediatric nutrition is a highly specialized field since infants and children are continuously growing and developing. Furthermore, there are several diagnoses that are specific to infants and […]

Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables

Most babies start out loving fruits and vegetables as some of their first foods. But somewhere during the toddler years, their feelings often change. Or maybe fruits and vegetables fall off your kids’ radar later in childhood. What can you do? Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Prepare them in kid-friendly formats. […]

3 Reasons Your Child Needs A Meal Schedule

Today, there is the great debate among parents to whether or not put their kids on a schedule. Should I give my child a daily routine or go with the flow of what they want, when they want it? In terms of feeding, schedules are very important for kids that are over 6-12 months old. […]

Food Journaling 101

Food journaling involves writing down everything you (or your child) eat and drink over a certain period of time. I often ask parents and children to do this and they are often not thrilled about the “assignment”. The detailed record keeping of foods and beverages consumed may provide a lot of useful information and can […]

Milk Options: Which is the right one?

There are several milk options available on store shelves today. Many of us grew up drinking regular cow’s milk, but now it seems as if people are choosing alternative milks. When choosing what milk is best for your children, it is important to know what nutritional purpose milk serves in a child’s diet. Not all […]