Rachel Rothman Help Kids Healthy Relationship Food

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Navigating family meal times can be stressful. Everyone has their own ideas about what they want to eat. Children can be difficult and families are often exhausted at the end of the day when dinner arrives.

Rachel Rothman helps families to be less stressed at meal times. She uses her extensive experience as a professional dietitian to work with families to alleviate food problems. Rachel and I had such an insightful conversation that we had to split it in two. This is the second part of our insightful discussion. Join us to learn how to overcome food action, how to deal with eating problems in adolescents, how to deal with vitamin deficiencies and the answers to many other questions.

You’ll want to listen to this episode if you’re interested…
How to work through food action [1:22]
How to eat right as a teenager [8:06]
What to do if children refuse to eat or have a seizure [12:45]
How to expand the children’s palate [15: 50]
How to action vitamin deficiencies in selective eaters [21:51]
Body problems in adolescents [23:48]
Rachel’s Favorite Snack Options [26:19]

A tip to get hungry before bed

We’ve all been there. We are preparing a healthy dinner that the children do not eat, and when bedtime is over, they suddenly feel hungry. Now you need to decide – are you delaying bedtime or are you actually hungry?

Rachel gives a tip: the bedtime snack. Try to provide another opportunity to eat by introducing a bedtime snack time. You decide what is on the menu. It can be a Dessert, a fruit, cheese and crackers or a small vegetable platter.

Set a reminder or alarm that lets you know that this is your last chance to eat before bed. With this regular Routine, they will put you to bed with the comfort of knowing that you have had one last chance to satisfy your hunger.

How to deal with the teen food rebellion
Older children have a whole range of other problems related to food. Often they return to early childhood with their own Version of tantrums in the form of teenage rebellion. This rebellion could spread to your eating habits.

As the children grow up, they gather to eat several times a week. We can apply the same principles that we learned in the first part of this interview: parents dictate what, when and where. Children can decide whether they want to eat or how much.

Another way to get teenagers to eat better is to take them into the kitchen to show them how to prepare tasty food. Teach them how flavors can change by experimenting together in the kitchen.

Our children learn the most by looking at us, so what we model is even more important than what we say.

Show, don’t tell

Children learn from the example they set. The more you develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise in your own body, the more you help your children.

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Resources and people mentioned
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  • Friendly Bars
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  • Nutrition in full bloom
  • 4 steps to help your child try new foods
  • @Nutrition. In. Bloom on Instagram
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