With so much nutrition information out there, it's hard to know who and what to trust. When it comes to feeding kids and picky eating issues, you want to make sure you're reading evidence-based information from credible sources. Because kids nutrition can be confusing and dealing with fussy feeders and picky eaters can be overwhelming (I know this first hand!), I've come up with a list of blogs, books, and Facebook pages that I personally follow, from experts that I admire and trust. Enjoy!
Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD
Whether its nutrition, picky eating, hot health topics, or cooking up nutritious meals, Maryann knows how complicated and stressful feeding a family can be. She believes a “happy table” is available to anyone who is willing to approach food, feeding and health from a place of enjoyment.
Jill Castle, MS, RD
Jill believes it’s not just about WHAT kids eat — it’s also about HOW we feed them and WHY they behave the way they do (often predictable and expected) around food. This What, How, and Why of nutrition and feeding is the trifecta of childhood nutrition.
Sarah Remmer, RD
My Yummy Mummy Club blog, "The Non-Diet Dietitian" focuses largely on picky eating, mealtime dynamics and feeding issues between parents and young kids (toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged kids). I also post healthy and easy recipes for busy families and posts on nutrition for a healthy pregnancy, nutrition for healthy weight loss and starting solids. Because I'm a Mom of two young kids (and one on the way), I know personally how challenging feeding can be. This is why I post relevant, practical and realistic tips and advice for Moms in the trenches.
Sarah Remmer, RD
On my blog, Nutrition From Stork To Fork, I write posts on pre-natal and post-natal nutrition, starting solids, picky eating issues, and also post healthy and easy recipes for busy Moms.
Sally Kuzemchuk, MS, RD
Sally, a Mom and Dietitian, created this blog as a no-judgements zone to share what works (and what doesn’t!) when it comes to feeding a family. This is a place to get ideas, recipes, inspiration–and most of all, reassurance.
Katie Morphord, RD
Katie's mission is to bring ease to every Moms dining table through delicious, wholesome recipes, practical cooking tips, and nutrition know how
Amy Roskelley and Natalie Monson, RD
If you don't follow this blog, you must check it out. Super healthy kids offers delicious and healthy recipes for kids with beautiful pictures, healthy meal plans, nutrition advice and a shop where you can purchase healthy cooking accessories.
Dina Rose, PhD
Dina Rose has a PhD in sociology from Duke University and more than fifteen years experience in teaching and research. 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.
Melanie Pottock, MA, CCC-SLP
Developed by Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, a feeding specialist, certified speech language pathologist, and national speaker on the topic of picky eating and feeding difficulties, My Munch Bug is the latest resource for new parents (and for not-so-new parents!) to learn up to date information on feeding techniques that create happy mealtimes for everyone!
Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD
Kristen blog focuses on nutrition for toddlers and kids as well as women's health issues. She posts practical information for new parents on feeding, mealtime dynamics and picky eating. She also posts yummy and easy recipes!
Jennifer House, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian Jennifer House shares her expertise on pre-natal and post-natal nutrition, as well as starting solids, picky eating and feeding kids in general. With a background in pediatric nutrition and three kids of her own, Jen provides wonderful nutrition information for parents and kids!
The Ellyn Satter Institute and approach is the Gold Standard when it comes to feeding. Satter is internationally recognized as the top childhood feeding expert and provides several books and resources for nutrition educators and parents.
Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD
As a Registered Dietitian and mother of three children one of whom used to be extremely picky, Natalia has first-hand experience trying to feed her family nutritious meals without losing her mind. The evidence based strategies you will learn from her blog will reduce the mealtime pressure, help your child eat better right now and also contribute to development of a long tern positive relationship with food.
Katja Rowell, MD
Dr. Rowell believes establishing a healthy feeding relationship– in essence– HOW children are fed is the missing piece in addressing disordered eating and weight dysregulation. Dr. Rowell provides solutions and support for parents with feeding and weight concerns, from selective eating to food preoccupation. For those parents struggling with more extreme forms of picky eating, Rowell has also recently written a book "Helping Your Child With Extreme PIcky Eating, noted below in "books to read."
Caitlin Boudreau, RD
Registered Dietitian Caitlin Boudreau shares delicious family-friendly recipes as well as posts for parents on starting solids, pre-natal nutrition, and picky eating.
Bettina Elias Siegel
The blog is a trusted resource for news and commentary relating to children and food policy, as well as discussions about the challenge of feeding kids well in today’s food culture. I also like to shake things up a bit with cookbook reviews, guest blog posts, recipes, help with family dinner, lunchbox ideas and more.
If you want to save money, but still eat well and feed your family nutritious and delicious meals and snacks, this is a blog that you should follow.
This is a great blog geared towards parents of kids with extreme picky eaters, specifically those with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
Lindsay L, RD
On this blog you’ll find healthy recipes, nutrition information, tips for new moms, workouts and more! Lindsay's goal is to show her readers that healthy living doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. She believes that life is all about being balanced, simple and real.
Liz Weiss, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, RD
Liz and Janice offer mom-tested and kid-approved recipes, nutrition advice, meal prep tips and much more.
By Cara Rosenbloom, RD
Culinary dietitian Cara Rosenbloom's blog "Words to Eat By" has family-friendly recipes, educational videos and helpful blog posts about nourishing yourself and your whole family.
Fearless Feeding by Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD and Jill Castle, MS, RD
From Picky To Powerful: Transform Your Outlook on Picky Eating and End Food Battles Forever! by Maryann Jacobsen, MS, RD
Child of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter, RD
Happy Mealtimes With Happy Kids: How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food by Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP
Helping Your Child With Extreme Picky Eating by Dr. Katja Rowell, MD
Raise Healthy Eaters by Maryann Jacobsen MS, RD
Just The Right Byte by Jill Castle, MS, RD
Ellyn Satter Institute by The Ellyn Satter Team
Real Mom Nutrition by Sally Kuzemchuk, MS, RD
My Munch Bug by Melanie Potock, MA CCC-SLP
Words To Eat By by Cara Rosenbloom, RD
Feeding Philosophies by Melanie Silverman, RD, Certified Lactation Consultant
It's Not About Nutrition by Dina Rose, PhD
The Feeding Doctor by Katja Rowell
Sarah Remmer, Family Nutrition Educator by Sarah Remmer, RD
Wee Nourish Nutrition by Caitlin Boudreau, RD
Tribeca Nutrition by Natalia Stasenko, RD
First Step Nutrition by Jennifer House, MS, RD
The Lunch Tray by Bettina Elias Siegel
The Lean Green Bean by Lindsay L, RD
Budget Bytes by Beth Moncel
Meal Makeover Moms by Liz Weiss, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, RD
Mom's Kitchen Handbook by Katie Sullivan Morphord
Need help with a picky eater? Visit Sarah Remmer's Facebook Page where she posts similar articles, lots of free tips, and yummy recipes for parents daily.
Sarah is known as the "Non-Diet Dietitian", because her mission is to inspire people to enjoy food in an intuitive and non-restrictive way, while respecting their health at the same time. Sarah is Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist specializing in pediatric/family nutrition and picky eating. She's also a freelance writer and appears regularly in local and national media.
She's also a mother, a wife and a lover of chocolate, red wine, coffee and pretty much all foods. She aspires to become remotely as amazing a cook as her Mom is and to one day find that "sweet spot" balance between being a great Mom/wife and running a successful part-time business (she's a dreamer too!).
She enjoys practicing yoga, jogging and spending time with her two young kids and husband.