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Dr. Mary's Favorite Mealtime Resources


Bring Peace to Your Dinner Table with These Great Resources

Mealtimes, which are so important to the well being of our families all too often are fraught with conflict. It does not have to be that way. The following resources are my favorites for bringing peace to your table, and helping your children develop a healthy relationship with food.


Try New Food:  How to Help Picky Eaters Taste, Eat and Like New Foods,  by Jill Castle

Development, temperament, and nutrition are ALL brought into the equation to help your child try new foods. No one is left in tears – or at the table in this loving, respectful approach to healthy eating.


Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, by Ellyn Satter 

A classic that has stood the test of time, this book provides concrete, practical guidelines for delineating parent and child responsibilities in regard to food as well as concrete strategies for creating enjoyable family meals.


Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders, by Katja Rowell, MD   A family doctor specializing in childhood feeding, Katja Rowell, MD joins forces with a speech pathologist to provide readers science-based suggestions to support children’s healthy growth and nutrition, and end meal-time anxiety for all.


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