We put together our best feeding advice into one easy to read ebook so you have it in one place. It’s easy to read, easy to reference, and contains advice from some of the best food experts and feeding therapists.
The Best Picky Eating Advice for Your Family
We know how hard it can be to feed a family day in and day out. There are the logistics of meal planning and grocery shopping, the mental load of making all the decisions about who will cook what, and when, and how to make a meal everyone will eat. And then there’s everybody’s mood and behavior once you actually get to the table.
We know because we’re in this, every night, with you. But there are tangible steps you can take to make mealtimes happier for everyone at your table. (And everyone includes you!)
In Feeding Your Family, the Comfort Food Way, we’ll take you through 8 concepts that will form the foundation of your understanding of how to feed kids and give you a firm starting point for improving mealtimes in your house. We’re here to reassure and inspire. We’re here to remind you that you’re doing a good job. We’re here to let you know that you’re not alone in the daily challenge of feeding your family.
Maybe you find feeding your kids to be stressful and confusing—and you’re constantly worried about what the kids are (and aren’t) eating. Or you dread family dinners because you never know what the kids will like and agree to eat from one day to the next. Or feel like your kids are picking up on some of your own food preoccupations and you’re looking for help to raise them with more body positivity and less anxiety about food. Our ebook is here to help.
Inside this ebook you’ll find:
- Introduction & Prologue: It’s Not About Nutrition
- How the Division of Responsibility works in feeding kids.
- Intuitive Eating: What it is and how it can help.
- How family style meals can help reduce mealtime drama.
- Why we don’t call foods “good” or “bad”.
- What to do about food fixation and obsessions.
- How to know if picky eating is normal (or not).
- Why nobody needs to earn dessert (and how to serve it to lessen obsessing).
- Why kids don’t need to diet and what to do instead.
- Summary: The Internal Drives to Eat
- Resources: Books and feeding therapists for continued learning and individualized help.
Trusted Feeding Advice from Reliable Sources
We know—from our work as a recipe developer and health journalist, from the 60+ podcast episodes we’ve recorded on these issues, and from our own lived experiences as parents—that it is possible to create a framework for family meals that avoids pressure, guilt, power dynamics, and crazy diets. You can make one meal for everyone at the table. You can raise kids who enjoy, but aren’t completely obsessed with, treats. You can feel confident that your kids are getting the nutrients they need even if (when!) they don’t eat everything you make for dinner. And you can feed yourself first and feel good about it.
Our ebook compiles the best advice from trusted experts including registered dietitians, feeding therapists, researchers, intuitive eating experts, and more. It’s all backed by research and science so you can rely on what you read.
Plus, in our new episode of Comfort Food we discussed:
- What should we do when you and your partner disagree about food rules.
- How to help kids with food anxiety, either when we run out of favorites or when we’re running low on food in general.
- How to use meals to reset behavior when routines are challenged.
- Fun ideas to do inside like inside picnics, dress up tea parties, and eating outside.
- What splurge item we have on hand for those moments when we need something more special.