Latest Picky eater Stories

2011-08-11 08:05:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: ABT) -- Providing proper nutrition is one of the most important things moms can do to help kids grow and develop. However, a recent survey by Abbott, the makers of PediaSure nutritional shakes, reveals that getting kids to eat a balanced diet is just as challenging as getting them to do homework. In fact, more than two-thirds of moms surveyed have a picky eater, and nine out of ten of these moms indicate they are unsuccessful at...

2010-12-15 00:02:16

Kids viewed as 'picky eaters' consumer fewer fruits, vegetables As health professionals search for ways to combat the rise in obesity and promote healthy eating, new research reveals a mother's own eating habits "“ and whether she views her child as a 'picky eater' "“ has a huge impact on whether her child consumes enough fruits and vegetables. A study by professor Mildred Horodynski of Michigan State University's College of Nursing looked at nearly 400 low-income women (black and...

2009-09-07 17:55:46

A U.S. doctor says there is a difference between a child's picky eating and a feeding disorder. Dr. Peter Girolami of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore says children often become picky eaters as their tastebuds develop and food preferences expand. The difference between a fussy eater and a child with a feeding disorder is the impact the eating behavior has on a child's physical and mental health, Girolami says in a statement. There are indications that can help differentiate between...

2008-08-28 03:00:43

By Mianecki, Therese Given that children cannot feed themselves independently at birth, most parents are naturally attentive to their child's weight and food intake. It is perhaps not surprising that feeding problems are one of the most, if not the most, commonly reported concerns and problems faced by new mothers and fathers. Common Child Feeding Problems There is a plethora of names and definitions to describe the range of problems with eating that children can experience, many of which...

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