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Food Themes in Children’s Books What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Photo: Janet Fotheringham    My mother has given me many gifts. Two of them are a love of reading and an appreciation for good, homemade, simple food. I have fond memories of time spent in the kitchen with my mom, especially baking bread and cookies. I also remember cooking with my grandmother, learning how to make her special cakes....

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Let Your Child Eat! What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN Photo: Kelly Sijapati, Illinois, USA Most parents worry about how much their children eat. How do we take the pressure off and foster a healthy relationship with food?  Did you know that healthy babies are born with an innate ability to know how much food they need? Breastfeeding your baby, you have most likely learned to be aware of her needs, by being responsive, feeding her on...

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Lentil Loaf What's Cooking?

Hannah McKenzie, Cary, North Carolina, USA   Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.   Lentil loaf is a savory go-to meal made with simple flavorful ingredients for our vegan friendly family. It lends itself to substitutions or additions depending on what vegetables or fruits are available and in season. Canned or...

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Help Wanted What's Cooking?

Excerpted from Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family Help Wanted: turning offers of help into plates of food (and clean dishes) Veteran moms will tell you: if someone offers to help—to hold the baby while you eat, to bring you a pizza, to unload the dishwasher—don’t say no. If you refuse these offers, they have a way of stopping, and that includes when your spouse or...

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A Natural Weaning Mothers' Stories

Aravinda Pillalamarri, Mumbai, India & Harford County USA Photo: Ravi Kuchimanchi   It is over a year since my daughter last breastfed. She had a natural weaning over a period of about three months, as the gaps between nursings became longer and more frequent … and then I realized there was no longer a gap. She had stopped. One June day when I first noticed...

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The Breastfeeding Mother’s Diet Features

Updated December 2015 Ted Greiner Photo: Anna Bondarieva   An examination of what is and what isn’t important in the breastfeeding mother’s diet for her own and her baby’s nutrition. My Twitter account name is “_breastfeeding.” There, I see mainly three types of posts relating to maternal diet during lactation: (1) women delightedly calling for more cookies, (2) bitter complaints that long periods of breastfeeding did...

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