Food for Tots
Food for Tots is a great resource for parents. Not only does it contain more than 100 kid-tested recipes but it provides answers to parents' questions about nutrition and feeding.
Food for Tots is written for “parents, teachers, grandparents, and other caregivers of those children who will put anything but food into their mouths.” Food for Tots, the complete guide to feeding preschoolers, is a comprehensive cookbook and nutrition guide. It is a great resource for parents, grandparents, day care providers and other caregivers of young children. The book includes tips for raising healthy eaters, from first foods to finger foods to family meals. There are more than 100 kid-tested recipes that will please even the pickiest eaters. Young children love to help cook. Woolley and Pugmire provide plenty of creative ways to involve the little ones in cooking. There are great recipes for playdough, bubbles, and other fun kitchen crafts. The book also contains four chapters of essential information about food allergies, food safety, nutrition, and how to encourage healthy eating behaviors. It addresses the common concerns that parents of young children! have. The format is lively, and easy to use.
Why It's Normal for Young Children to be Picky Eaters (from the Eating Behaviors Chapter)
Why is it that young children are often labeled as picky eaters? Could it be normal for them? Whenever a characteristic applies to a large number of children it might be a normal developmental phase. For example, even though it is hard on parents, newborns wake during the night and require feedings every two to three hours. Parents know that this will be a passing phase, so they cope with it. Toddlers have characteristics that make it normal for them to be picky about what they eat. Accepting that this is a phase can make it easier to handle feeding challenges.