I took a couple of days off this week to write a guest post for a website that I really enjoy, kyhealthykids. It’s hosted by Casey Hinds, a Kentucky mother who describes herself as “working to create a healthier food environment and instill a love of physical activity.” For those of you who may be interested, my post is a review of some of the best ideas of Dr. Dina Rose—a sociologist who specializes in feeding children.
In it, I give an overview of Rose’s excellent advice on helping children accept new foods, portion control, developing healthy snack habits, and not using food for emotional comfort or to relieve boredom. You can read about Rose’s ideas here. For more in-depth discussion, Rose has a new book, It’s Not About the Broccoli. She’s a terrific resource.