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Kids Cook Real Food is a hub of information for raising healthy kids, including our weekly show, The Healthy Parenting Connector, with expert interviews, helpful tips, and kid-produced recipes.

Recent Posts and Episodes

Before looking at your picky eater as the problem ask, "what is it about the food that is the problem?" -Dr. Kay Toomey

Episode 009: The Real Cause of Picky Eating (It’s Likely NOT Parenting) with Dr. Kay Toomey

Dr. Kay Toomey, PhD is a Pediatric Psychologist who focuses on picky  eaters and problem feeders.  Plenty of parents complain about their kids being “so darn picky!” (including me, even though I know I shouldn’t use that word!). But what IS a picky eater, really? Did you know: Only about 1/3 of kids are actually […]

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Mainstream medicine says tics are purely neurological, but tics can be related to chronic inflammation, usually in the gut. -Dr. Piper Gibson

Episode 007: Do Tics Start in the Gut? Answers for Families of Kids with Autism with Dr. Piper Gibson

I realized during this interview (and never before) that my own husband had a tic off and on for years in our early marriage and before. Seriously! He was always told it was either neurological/anxiety or that he should see an eye doctor (who didn’t know what to do). For years we tried to figure

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We forget how much our kids are capable of because we've been fed the lie that our kids are in constant danger, can only learn when we didactically teach them and they can't handle anything. -Lenore Skenazy

Episode 005: The “Worst Mom in America” on Raising Confident, Free-Range Kids with Lenore Skenazy of Let Grow

Our interview guest today has been a journalist and writer for many years and earned herself the title of “Worst Mom in America.” I’m so proud to interview her because she earned that title when she let her 9-year-old ride the subway alone and wasn’t afraid to write about it in a major publication. 🙂

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If we want to raise capable and unentitled kids rewards are just undermining that. -Amy McCready

Episode 004: Why Consequences (or Rewards) Aren’t the Goal of Discipline with Positive Parenting Solutions’ Amy McCready

I am a better person, a better parent, every single time I listen to Amy McCready’s coaching. There’s a good reason she is a TODAY Show parenting expert, my goodness – the way she explains why consequences aren’t the answer, how rewards set our kids up for massive problems (blew my mind!!) and gives us

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teaching kids to cook is essential

Episode 003: Why We Must Change (or Eradicate) the Idea of “Kid Food” with Bettina Elias Siegel

Chicken nuggets. Pizza. Burgers and fries. Mac and cheese. What do all those foods have in common? They’re identified as “kid food” by children and adults alike. What else? They’re often served in a highly processed, low-nutrient fashion, and I don’t see many veggies on the list. My guest today, Bettina Elias Siegel, has been

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Episode 001: Welcome to the Healthy Parenting Handbook with Katie Kimball!

We’re so glad you’ve joined us, mindful parents, for this podcast on raising healthy, independent kids. In each episode of the Healthy Parenting Handbook Podcast, Katie Kimball, the national voice of healthy kids cooking, interviews experts in fields like nutrition, medicine, psychology, parenting, technology, entrepreneurship and more to help parents get tools to raise healthy,

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Not all anxiety is bad. When it becomes so troublesome that we can't function, then we need to seek help. -Dr. Uma Naidoo

205: Anxiety and Food ARE Connected (What Parents Can Do to Calm Their Kids’ Brains) with Dr. Uma Naidoo, MD

Anxiety is increasing like CRAZY not only in adults, but our teens and even our precious little ones. Where is it all coming from? The pandemic played a role to be sure, but what happens TO us is only one piece of the puzzle. What’s happening IN our bodies and brains cannot be understated. Dr.

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