Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Here we go...

A little background:

I'm a mom to an adorable, bubbly, and happy 15 month old boy named Henry. I also LOVE food and everything about it - cooking, supermarket/grocery shopping (when I have the time), and most of all, I love to eat! On top of that, I'm a dietitian.

Prior to having a baby, I had idealistic notions of raising a child who always ate healthy food, who would eat anything I gave him, and who would have a healthy attitude about food and eating. I'd been through the nutrition training, and believed that I knew the way to avoid a picky eater. I secretly scoffed at parents who ordered from the children's menus, assuming that I would train my child to eat small portions of whatever mostly healthy, adult food my husband and I were eating.

At first, everything seemed to be going smoothly. I solely breastfed Henry for the first 5.5 months of his life, and then continued to breastfeed him, along with feeding him solid foods until he was just about 13 months old. When I started feeding him solids, he seemed to be a wonderful eater. He ate anything I gave him - broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes, black beans, hearts of palm, and even gefilte fish with horseradish (obviously that came later on in the feeding progression). I had accomplished what I had set out to do!

And then one day, Henry changed. Suddenly he wouldn't eat the chicken, roasted carrots, and quinoa I'd made, and instead only wanted noodles, corn, and (gasp!) cookies! My planned healthy eater suddenly had an opinion, and it hit me HARD!

So that's why I'm starting this blog. There are tons of us moms out there who are hoping to find a way to get their kids to eat some healthy food. I know that every child is different, and that Henry is not the pickiest eater, but I still face feeding challenges with him. I hope to be able to share with everyone what I plan to feed Henry on a somewhat daily basis, what actually works for him, and hopefully share some recipes and food ideas along the way. And at anytime, if anyone has their own feeding suggestions, please share them...

Happy and (mostly) healthy eating!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world Ali! Looking forward to reading!!

  2. Yay Ali! I don't have a toddler, but I hope to one day and I am sure this will be very useful then. Proud to support my favorite food expert!

  3. Psyched to read! I have two terrible eaters and one who will eat ANYTHING so it's not just nurture :).

  4. Love your first post! Shows that dietitians are normal people and struggle with the same issues as everyone else! Look forward to reading your posts!

  5. Great blog, Ali! Can't wait to keep reading, and I can't wait for the recipes!