Kids Cook Real Food Blog

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.

Eating is one area that kids DO have control over, and it doesn't work for parents to try to interfere in that control. -Danielle Binns

117: Why You Must Let Kids Play with Their Food with Danielle Binns

The mess, the mess! Feeding kids can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if you’re unlucky enough to have carpet under a highchair. 😮 Family nutritionist Danielle Binns joins me today to talk about the importance of playing with food and why it’s the most powerful anti-picky-eating strategy at our disposal! She’ll challenge your thinking for sure …

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Emotional eating isn't about what you eat, it's about when and why you're eating.

116: Emotional Eating Habits Start in Childhood (how to avoid that with your kids!)

Raise a thumb if you’ve caught yourself stress eating in the past year… How about rewarding yourself for getting through the day with a little something to indulge in (sugary treats or alcohol)? And have you seen anyone in your household engage in emotional eating? Eating because you’re sad, stressed, anxious, worried, overwhelmed, etc? We …

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teaching kids to cook is essential

115: 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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Where does your hope come from? If it comes from health, finances, or something else you can't control that will lead to anxiety. -Dr. Wiggy Saunders

112: How Anxiety in Kids is Causing Attention Problems at School with Dr. Wiggy Saunders

We know that anxiety is affecting both kids and adults at alarming rates, both during the pandemic but also before that (and surely after!). We’ve discussed anxiety busters before on The Healthy Parenting Connector, and today we’re completing the trifecta of experts with an MD who practices integrative medicine (we’ve already hosted a family therapist …

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