Home Plate

Welcome to Home Plate, a blog written by the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program.

Each month, we'll touch on a topic that relates to your child's meals, from picky eating and problem behavior to texture and table manners.
 

December 2017: Why Won't My Child Eat?

There are a variety of reasons why your child may refuse to eat. This month, we'll explore some of those reasons and explain why your child may be reluctant to dig in at dinner time.

November 2017: School Lunch: It's in the Bag

Do you struggle to think of foods to pack in your picky eater's lunch? We provide recommendations for packing a healthy lunch that your child will eat.

October 2017: Picking Your Battles with Picky Eaters

Is your child especially particular about the foods they eat? In this post, we discuss picky eating in children and provide tips on how to prevent mealtime battles.

September 2017: Join Us on a Feeding Journey

In our inaugural post, we discuss what a "normal" meal for a child looks like and offer some suggestions for how you can improve your child's eating habits.

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