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June 15, 2021 60 min
Picky eating is something we as parents often accept as a normal childhood behavior, but for some kids, picky eating could be a sign that something else is going on. In this episode, I’m talking with Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.D.N., a licensed clinical nutritionist and author of “Cure Your Child With Food.” Dorfman and I talk about whether picky eating can be a sign of underlying health conditions and how nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and anxiety can contribute to picky eating. We also talk about the symptoms parents should look for, where to turn for help, and how to encourage healthy eating habits at home, plus, simple, delicious food ideas.   Be sure to sign up for the free video course, Turn Your Picky Eaters Into Little Foodies: Welcome 3:53 What are the most common challenges parents face when it comes to picky eating? 5:23 What role does anxiety play in picky eating? 6:30 What are common challenges parents have when feeding their kids?8:28 Is picky eating developmentally appropriate and at what age should parents expect it to develop?12:22 Is picky eating something we as parents should be concerned about?13:26 What are signs that your kid is a picky eater?16:19 Can picky eating be a sign of underlying health conditions?19:40 What ways can picky eating affect mealtimes and family life?22:39 When parents are trying to figure out picky eating and their feeding problems, what are the questions they should be asking?25:27 What are nutritional deficiencies that could contribute to picky eating?29:52 What are food intolerances and how can they contribute to picky eating?32:13 How do parents go about investigating if their child has a food intolerance? 41:53 What are symptoms parents should look for that could interfere with a child’s ability to eat? LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW Kelly Dorfman’s book, "Cure Your Child With Food"Learn more about Kelly at KellyDorfman.comJulie mentions the book, "If I Have to Tell You One More Time…,” by Amy McCreadyKelly mentions Green Chef and Sunbasket  ABOUT OUR PARTNERS Kids Cook Real Food ecourse, created by a mom of 4 and a former elementary school teacher, is designed to build connection, confidence, and creativity in the kitchen. The course includes 30 basic cooking skills, 45 videos including several bonuses, printable supply and grocery shopping lists, and kid-friendly recipes. The course is designed for all kids ages 2 to teen and has three different skill levels. More than 18,000 families have taken the course and The Wall Street Journal named it the #1 cooking class for kids. Sign up now for the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse and get a free lesson for being a “Food Issues” listener.  Thrive Market is an online membership-based market that has the highest quality, organic, non-GMO, healthy, and sustainable products. From groceries, clean beauty, safe supplements, and non-toxic home products to ethical meat, sustainable seafood, clean wine, and more, Thrive Market is where members save an average of $32 on every order! Through Thrive Gives, every paid membership sponsors a free one for a low-income family. Join Thrive Market today and get 25% off your first order and a free gift.  Unlike other blenders, the Vitamix blends everything up into a super-smooth consistency, much like a juicer would, except you get all the nutritious fiber that regular juicers leave behind. Yet Vitamix is for so much more than smoothies.  Every Vitamix has an entire range of textures to choose from so you can use it to make dips and spreads, nut and seed butters, hummus and guacamole, muffins, pizza dough, plant-based milk, and frozen treats. Vitamix has been around for 70 years and all of their blenders are powerful, durable, and built to last, and come with a full warranty. Get free shipping off any Vitamix purchase over $50.
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