Little Bites

"My baby loved food, but now that he has become a toddler he is a picky eater." This is a common story that I hear all of the time. So, what are parents to do? Sometimes you will want to speak with your child's Pediatrian. According to Barton D. Schmitt, MD, in " Picky Eaters," CRS, Pediatric Advisor, Jun2012
"You should call your child's doctor when your child is losing weight, gags on or vomits certain foods, has heartburn. and/or you have other questions or concerns."  For those of you who have children who do not have health issues here are a few book suggestions that may help.  

 Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes by Catherine McCord.    

After her son was born in 2007, Catherine McCord sought out resources to teach her how to prepare fresh, healthy, appealing meals for young kids, but she came up empty. With culinary school under her belt and a hungry baby to feed, Catherine started Weelicious.com, a website that has since grown into a comprehensive offering of kid-friendly family meals.
Complete with beautiful color photos, tips and tools, lists of pantry staples, feeding plans, and more than seventy new recipes never before seen on her website, Weelicious makes it easy to get kids eating healthy foods from their first bite. Catherine teaches parents how to turn their kids into great eaters who appreciate food and are open to exciting new flavors. You can stop being a short-order cook, and instead whip up unique, delicious, and healthy recipes that everyone in your family, no matter what their age, will love. From first-food favorites such as Sweet Potato-Coconut Puree and The Teething Cookie to family-friendly Veggie Nuggets, Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese, Chicken on a Stick, Shrimp Tacos, and Cheesy Chicken Taquitos to treats like Banana Bread Cake, Raspberry-Cream Cheese Heart Tarts, and Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes, these recipes are perfect for little taste buds and sophisticated adult palates alike, and best of all, every single recipe has been created with health and wholesomeness in mind.

French Kids Eat Everything : How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters by Karen Le Billon     
Combining personal anecdotes with practical tips and recipes, the author shares her observations on how the French foster healthy eating habits and good manners in babies and children, and tests ten French Good Rules for a family food revolution.

The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue : 101 All-New Recipes and "Sneaky" Tricks for Creating Healthy Meals Kids Will Love by Missy Chase Lapine     

Legions of fans have written to her, asking for more recipes that focus on their specific family challenges. She's heard them loud and clear, and has crafted meals that are targeted to these special needs, including:   Sneaky Chef for More Variety-More make-ahead purees and crafty, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will love.  Sneaky Chef Celebrates! Even special days can be healthy, as the Sneaky Chef unveils recipes for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Valentine's Day, Passover, Easter, and more! Sneaky Chef to the Rescue shows that any family can "sneak" good food into their diets, making everybody (both kids and adults) both happier and healthier.
 

Additional Parent  Resource

Healthychild.org