Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater:

A Parent’s Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating

How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World) Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes, with:
  • Advice tailored to every stage from newborn through school-age
  • Real-life stories of parents and kids they have helped
  • Wisdom from cultures across the globe on how to feed kids
  • Helpful insights on the sensory system, difficult mealtime behaviors, and everything from baby-led weaning to sippy cups
  • And seven “passport stamps” for good parenting: joyful, compassionate, brave, patient, consistent, proactive, and mindful.
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater shows the way to lead your baby, toddler, or young child on the path to adventurous eating. Grab your passport and go!

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Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids:

How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food!

"Happy Mealtimes" is written by Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, a certified speech language pathologist who has devoted much of her career to working with young children with feeding difficulties. "Happy Mealtimes" is a unique guidebook for new and not-so-new parents. Melanie created an easy to follow feeding guidebook that provides not only the basics such as proper positioning in a high chair and learning to drink from a straw, but professional secrets on how to encourage your child to eat a variety of foods while fostering enjoyable mealtimes.
Parenting two preschoolers while attending graduate school taught Melanie one very obvious fact; parents have very little extra time to read anything more than a few pages!  Designed to be read a few pages at a time, Happy Mealtimes provides efficient delivery of helpful tips that every parent can benefit from.

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