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LEARN HOW TO RAISE

CHILDREN are OPINIONATED and PERSISTENT

this is a good thing 

These qualities give voice to a future of decision making and socialization.
In the meantime, this is often expressed as frustration and defiance at meal times.
This can cause unintentional miscommunication between parents and children.
Eventually, behaviors may escalate out of control and undesirable patterns quickly become the norm.
there is a solution 
 

HERE'S HOW I CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR CHILD:

clittle kidsd

AGES 1 - 5 YEARS

cinfantsd

AGES 6 - 12 MONTHS

What an exciting time! The introduction of solid food comes with a fresh set of parent nerves and "am I doing this right?" questions. Babies have different needs based on development, weight, and supplemental intake.
 
Here's what we can work on at this age:
  • Determining if baby is developmentally ready for solid foods
  • Finding the best foods for your baby to start with
  • Education on how to keep your baby's hunger and fullness cues intact
  • Help you to build weekly plans and grocery lists to keep up with your new eater
  • Hydration
  • Ensure baby is meeting all of their nutrient needs
  • Work through any feeding issues that may arise
Hello, personality! Our loudest and proudest kiddos come together at this stage to firmly give their opinion with little room for reason. Their brains are growing quickly and will need to be fueled for movement and discovery. This is also prime time for building food acceptance by tapping into their learning preferences and building trust between child and caregiver.
 
Here's what we can work on at this age:
  • Increasing food acceptance through food discovery and different cooking methods
  • Developing appropriate mealtime behaviors
  • Planning meals that please adults and children
  • Applying positive eating language
  • Guides for children helping in the kitchen
  • Introducing new foods
  • Food allergies
  • Developmentally appropriate foods
  • Education on how to keep your child's hunger and fullness cues intact
  • Hydration
  • Physical Activity
  • Ensure child is meeting all of their nutrient needs
  • Work through any eating issues that may arise

cbig kidsd

AGES 6-12 YEARS

The world is beginning to have an influence on your big kid! Whether it is their friends at school, commercials on TV, or adult conversations they overhear, these smart kids are ready to apply their logic and reason to eating. This is the perfect opportunity for a wide range of experiences to see what interests them. You never know, maybe they will want to be a dietitian someday!
 
Here's what we can work on at this age:
  • Increasing food acceptance through food discovery education and different cooking methods
  • Developing appropriate mealtime behaviors
  • Planning meals that please adults and children
  • Applying positive eating language
  • Cooking techniques and grocery shopping guides
  • Expanding their palate through flavor exploration
  • Food allergies
  • Body positivity and media discussions
  • Exploring hunger and fullness cues through mindful eating
  • Hydration
  • Physical Activity
  • Ensure child is meeting all of their nutrient needs
  • Work through any eating issues that may arise
In preparation for the responsibilities that lay ahead of them, your teen is ready to discuss their eating independence. With the influence of social media and peers laying heavily on their shoulders, it is imperative to create positive eating behaviors and foster body positivity that will take them through the rest of their healthy life. 
 
Here's what we can work on at this age:
  • Mindful eating
  • Discussing pressures they face or will face in regard to their bodies and eating habits
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Food options that support their busy lifestyle
  • Social eating
  • Family meal time
  • Cooking techniques and grocery shopping guides
  • Expanding their palate through flavor exploration
  • Food allergies
  • Hydration
  • Physical Activity
  • Ensure teen is meeting all of their nutrient needs
  • Work through any eating issues that may arise

cteensd

AGES 13-18 YEARS

Overland Park

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Overland Park, KS 66210

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