Creative Ways to Get your Kids to Eat Their Greens

On Mother’s Day, I thought it was appropriate to share an article about keeping your children healthy. As mothers, we try every day to help our children maintain health and happiness. Getting your child to eat their fruit and vegetables can be challenging at times and finding creative ways to help facilitate this can always […]

Nutrition Tips for Children with Special Needs

I am happy to present this guest post by Jenny Wise about nutrition tips for children with special needs. Jenny is a mother and blogger who educates her four children at home. Jenny has a child with special needs and shares tips for homeschooling and special needs on her website, Special Home Educator. To contact […]

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup by Kitchen Club Kids is a wonderful book to teach your child healthy eating, help build vocabulary, and work on sequencing through cooking. The Kitchen Club Kids created books to help children get involved in the kitchen and created simple stories that incorporated rhyming words, an engaging story, bright clear illustrations […]

Do You Want Your Child to Eat a Rainbow Diet?

Does your child eat only beige foods? Sometimes I will notice my own kid’s meals looking too brown. Chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, etc. I naturally don’t like meals that look so beige, so I will add some color with fruits and vegetables.  I am lucky to have kids that are good eaters, but I […]

Eat Healthy, Feel Great

Summer is a great time to eat well and teach your children about eating healthy, especially with the farmers markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables that are delicious both raw and cooked. It’s also an ideal time because many of our children are going to be choosing their own lunches in the cafeteria for the […]

Little Pea

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a funny, simple and sweet book to read during mealtime. This book is about a young pea who wants to grow up to be big and strong. What he needs to grow up to be big and strong is candy, which is Little Pea’s least favorite food! His […]

The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed is a classic book that has a very important lesson. This book which was originally published in 1945 is about a little boy who plants a carrot seed. He waits for the carrot to grow, while his family insists that the carrot “won’t come up”. He continues to take care of his […]

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch by Edith Baer is a wonderful book to teach your child all about geography, different cultures, and various cuisines. I saw this book at my children’s school library and immediately ordered it from the town library. Unfortunately, it’s not being published anymore but can be easily picked […]

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? (4 years and older) by Chris Butterworth is a colorful, educational and engaging book that is ideal for reading during mealtime. This book begins with a child opening up their lunchbox filled with all different foods. The second page reads “Just how DID all of this food get in […]

Apples for Everyone

I bought “Apples for Everyone” (ages 4 and up) at Barnes and Noble the other day. What attracted me most to this particular book were the photographs (it’s made by National Geographic Kids so I wouldn’t expect anything less than fantastic) and its accurate descriptions of how apples grow and where they come from. I […]

Why Should I Eat Well?

“Why Should I Eat Well?” (ages 4 and up) is an educational and engaging book about a girl named Monica who makes a new friend (Rachel) who has a very healthy diet. Monica doesn’t eat well because she constantly eats food with a lot of sugar and fat. During mealtime, I am always trying to […]

Growing Vegetable Soup

  Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert (ages 4 and up) is one of my favorite books to use for both therapy and at home with my children. I love that it is told in a very simple way for a child to understand but at the same time exposes them to all different vocabulary […]