To Hide, or Not to Hide, Veggies in Food?

How Do You Get Kids to Eat Vegetables? Nothing is more frustrating than caring for a finicky eater on a daily basis. It is no surprise to experienced nannies that children go through phases where their foods can’t touch and must be certain shapes, textures, and colors. Most kids go through a phase when they […]

Why Kids are Finicky Eaters

What Science Shows Works with Finicky Eaters Babies have a healthy appetite and then a common shift takes place and they become picky eaters at about 2-years-old. The reasons are instinctual. All people were hunters and gatherers for the majority of human existence. We needed to store energy in the form of fat as much […]

Feeding Finicky Toddlers

By Brenda Nixon, Author of The Birth to Five Book In her book, The Birth to Five Book, Brenda Nixon discusses how to feed a finicky toddler. Below is the first part of her essay on finicky eaters. Got a toddler who’s shy about new foods? Are you struggling to get [a] young one to […]