In our house, mealtimes are pleasant. My kids eat well and we enjoy each others company. I don’t have it all figured out, but I do have a Ph.D. in Child Development with a research background in child wellness. That means I use a combination of both research-based ideas and intuitive planning to help develop my kids into good-eaters. Not all these things are going to resonate with you and work for your family–but they have surely worked for mine.

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  • We started out this way from Day 1
  • The Cardinal Rule of Feeding Children
  • The dinner table is enjoyable
  • We keep “meal windows”
  • Snacks are used carefully
  • We don’t talk about “likes and dislikes”
  • Food preferences are considered dynamic rather than static
  • There are no assumptions, other than that our children will eat well
  • I use backwards meal planning
  • We keep the food-prep and recipes simple
  • There’s no sugar

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