Family mealtimes should be fun. But many parents find sitting at the table to be totally stressful as they try to get all the right nutrients into their kids’ mouths. Like so many babies, Dina Rose’s little bundle of joy delighted in eating all kinds of food—for a while. Then, she learned how to say “no” and “I don’t like it” and “I don’t want that.” Sound familiar? What had been a simple and joyful task—providing her daughter with healthful foods—became a struggle. So Dina put on her sociologist’s hat to find the solutions. But, as she emphatically says, “It was my role as Mom that taught me how to implement what I was researching and learning.” Annie talks to Dina about how teaching kids life-long healthy eating habits is not about the broccoli.
About Dina Rose (@DrDrRose)
Dina Rose has a PhD in sociology from Duke University and more than fifteen years’ experience in teaching and research. She is also the author It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating. For parents who want to feed their kids right, Dina leverages a unique combination of expertise as a sociologist and a mother to help parents solve their kids’ eating problems by focusing on the root of the problem—eating habits, not nutrition. Learn more at ItsNotAboutNutrition.com
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