More Peas Please: Solutions for feeding fussy eaters

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Allen & Unwin, Sep 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 280 pages
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Do you dream of enjoyable mealtimes with children who are adventurous about trying a variety of foods? If so, More Peas Please is the perfect book for you, providing a wealth of nutritious solutions for fussy eaters.

The number of children with feeding problems, food fussiness or food group avoidance who are seeing health professionals has doubled in the last two years. Apart from a dislike of certain foods and an aversion to trying new things, some children refuse to eat 'lumpy' or 'slimy' foods.

Not many people know there's a strong relationship between learning to chew and swallow and learning to talk. Likewise, there is a little-known connection between poor appetite, fussy eating habits and constipation.

More Peas Please is the first book in Australia to provide an across-the-board guide to helping children learn to happily eat a variety of healthy foods. It examines the importance of feeding kids a balanced diet, helping them overcome negative responses to certain foods, and the significance of early feeding experiences on speech development. It also contains loads of easy, fuss-free recipes for delicious, family-friendly meals.

Kate Di Prima is a qualified dietitian and adult and infant nutritionist. She writes a regular nutritional column for Practical Parenting, and is frequently interviewed by both newspapers and magazines including New Idea and Good Health.

Dr Julie Cichero is a dedicated specialist in feeding and swallowing disorders. She has trained more than 300 clinicians in dysphagia (swallowing problems) and lectures on the subject nation-wide.
 

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Contents

1 Developmental stages of eating
9
2 Surviving the age of typical food fussiness 18 months to threeandahalf years
37
3 What is a good diet?
59
4 Ive go a fussy eater now what do I do?
73
5 Medical reasons for food refusal
119
6 Hiding vegetables in cakes Is it worth it?
149
7 The rules of engagementRules at mealtimes
169
8 Surviving the older child
195
9 Tips for shopping cooking lunchboxes and others
229
About the authors
253
Appendix
257
Notes
263
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KATE DI PRIMA is a qualified dietitian and adult and infant nutritionist. She writes a regular nutritional column for three parenting magazines including Practical Parenting, and is interviewed regularly for the Sunday Mail in Brisbane and magazines including New Idea and Good Health. Dr JULIE CICHERO is a dedicated specialist in feeding and swallowing disorders. She was co-director of a private practice in Toowong, the No Fuss Feeding + Swallowing Centre. Over the past five years Julie has held and been invited to present workshops on dysphagia (swallowing problems) throughout Australia and has trained more than 300 clinicians in advanced dysphagia. Julie's online store nofussfeeding.com.au supplies information and aids that help parents overcome fussy eating.

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