Ep. 95 – How to Make Mealtime More Peaceful with Our Kids with Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, CLEC

by | August 10, 2021

Ep. 95 – How to Make Mealtime More Peaceful with Our Kids with Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, CLEC

by | August 10, 2021

The Fresh Start Family Show
The Fresh Start Family Show
Ep. 95 - How to Make Mealtime More Peaceful with Our Kids with Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, CLEC


Why pressure and bribing aren’t the answers

Wendy sits down with registered dietitian and pediatric feeding expert, Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, CLEC to help families who struggle with mealtime to feel more empowered and less stressed, which is the primary focus of Rachel’s private practice, Nutrition in Bloom. 

Rachel has some incredible pointers on dealing with picky eaters, and stressors surrounding mealtime including: 

1. How to set respectful limits surrounding food and feeding, and why pressure and bribing aren’t the answers

2. Understanding why picky eating is a normal part of development and how we can work with this instead of trying to manage it

3. The importance of a feeding routine or schedule & how it can help your child to become a competent eater 

4. When it comes to trying new foods, what’s really the most important is to help foster love of veggies.

Want to know what to do when your kids say, “NO, I won’t and you can’t make me..”

These classic power struggle situations (uhh.. picture below look familiar at all??) can trigger us and cause us to dip down into reactive modes. That cause us to be shameful and guilty at the end of the night, when we lay our head on our pillow and none of us want that.

..but don’t fret. I’m here to help.

I have a free online parenting workshop that I want to invite you to. Where I can teach you 5 positive parenting tips to help gain cooperation and dissolve power struggles with integrity. So you can take a break from relying on fear, force, bribery, and rewards to get your kids to comply.

You can save your seat now right HERE. I cannot wait to support you in this free class.

Episode Highlights:

  • The effects of sensory processing on learning 
  • Judgement-free approach
  • Meet your child where they’re at
  • Mealtime strategies
  • Setting respectful limits around food
  • Reasons not to use pressure and bribing
  • Setting a feeding routine
  • Word of encouragement to parents 
  • Giving your children more opportunities to eat
  • Benefits of family style meals 
  • Working with picky eaters instead of trying to manage 
  • Where to get extra help with feeding if you need it

Resources Mentioned:

If you have a question, comment or a suggestion about today’s episode, or the podcast in general, send me an email at [email protected] or connect with me over on Facebook @freshstartfamily & Instagram @freshstartwendy.


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