Eat and feed with joy

The Ellyn Satter Institute blog

Eat and feed with joy

Explore how to eat, how to feed, how to address picky eating, overweight, underweight and special needs. Get tips on coping with interference from well meaning family, doctors, and teachers. Learn how to reconcile what you want to eat with what you are supposed to eat!

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Look to Canada for the Joy of Eating

Look to Canada for the Joy of Eating

Canada, you're the latest to acknowledge that pleasure in eating is not only okay, but important! You have left US behind. Our neighbors to the north have re-written their dietary guidelines to recognize the importance of joy in eating. That's something the U.S....

Starting family meals

Starting family meals

How you feed your child differs from one developmental stage to the next. Initially you feed from the breast or from a bottle, holding your infant close to you. Their task is to suck, swallow and breathe whilst you support their body in your arms. Once they start...

Enjoy the milk you love

Enjoy the milk you love

The bad press surrounding saturated fat has mostly harmed the reputation and enjoyment of milk and milk products, since the early 1970s. Not all saturated fat is bad However, the evidence for branding saturated fat in dairy foods as “bad”, was never too strong to...

Making parents anxious

Making parents anxious

Just when you start to relax, now comes word that you have to be careful not to overfeed your baby! Always ready to pack for a guilt trip, having grownup children doesn’t save us from second-guessing what we did back then! Not to worry! Relaxing and having good times...

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