Toddlers are fickle little creatures. One day, pasta is their favorite meal ever and the next they give you this face when you make their favorite pasta in the world:
We have struggled with Jackson’s eating issues since he was a baby. We received an official Failure to Thrive diagnosis when he was only 15 months old and completed treatment at Hasbro Children’s feeding team. I feel as though we have jumped through a million and one hoops to get him to eat. Even after all the therapy and nutritional counseling for the past couple of years, I still need help in providing nutritious meals for my kids that they will *actually* eat.
So when I received an email asking if I would be interested in reviewing a new book titled “Give Peas a Chance: The foolproof guide to feeding your picky toddler,” I replied: “absolutely.” I’ve enjoyed reading “Give Peas a Chance.” The author, Kate Samela, is a registered dietitian, pediatric nutrition specialist and Mom of 2 who gives practical advice on dealing with picky eaters.
Since my family has gone through an extensive amount of nutrition counseling, occupational therapy for eating and other feeding team associations, not everything in the book was new to me. However, I love how she organized the book into easy-to-read and find chapters from “Nutrition 101″ to “Your Toddler’s Digestive Health.” She gave specific examples of other picky toddlers and how she helped them, which led to many dog-eared pages that I’ve gone back to use her ideas. One of my favorite quotes from the book is:
“It has taken my twelve years of working in this field and having two children to understand that feeding a toddler is ten percent about actual food and nutrition, and ninety percent about parenting.”
“Give Peas a Chance” helped gain back some confidence in parenting that I had lost with Jackson’s FTT diagnosis. I keep it on my kitchen counter and grab it when I’m stumped on snack or meal ideas. If you’re a toddler parent, I highly recommend reading Kate’s book. You can purchase it on Amazon (MSRP is only $14.99) or you can WIN your very own copy here (open to US and Canada)! You can find out more about Give Peas a Chance on Kate’s blog or on the book’s Facebook page.
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*I received a copy of the book in order to facilitate the review but as always, my opinions are my own!