Happy New Year! It’s 2010. I can feel the possibility in the air. A new decade awaits.
One of my New Years’ resolutions is to solve problems for my readers. The survey I conducted in November gave me an inkling of the barriers you face when it comes to feeding your family. This has given me tons of ideas that will materialize in 2010. Here’s some of what you can expect:
I will be creating several series — consecutive posts that are linked and build off of each other. Here are a few noteworthy ones:
Meal Planning 101
Creative meal planning solves the no-time-to-prepare-meals problem. Here you’ll learn the secret to making meals that work best for your family, your schedule, and your growing child’s nutrition needs. After the series is finished, I will post profiles from both parents and experts who excel in this area (more ideas!).
See the first post in my meal planning series
Eating Disorder Prevention
My next expert interview will be with several dietitians who specialize in eating disorders. This series will teach parents how to raise children who have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. This will be a must-read for parents of girls.
Nutritional Needs at Different Stages
This series will showcase key nutrients (the first being calcium), their food sources, how much individuals of all ages need, and ways to work it into daily food choices. This process will help you figure out if your family is getting the nutrition that they need, and whether or not supplementation is needed.
See my Kids’ Nutrition Series
Getting Kids to Eat
Preparing nutritious foods kids will eat, getting them to try new foods, and taking the stress out of feeding will all be discussed in this series. But don’t expect the same-old information here — you’ll get inside info that will change the way you think about this subject.
I will continue to post on a variety of topics including quick and easy recipes ideas, the National School Lunch Program, obesity prevention, family dinners, time-saving health tips for parents, and relevant nutrition news. I will also answer the questions I got from the survey in several Ask the Dietitian posts. I have many ideas, many I got from you, for more in-depth articles that I’ll sprinkle in the content.
See my picky eating series posts.
I’ll also be adding a product store from Amazon that will consist of the books and products I highly recommend. Every product I list will be something that is reputable and that I use myself.
I’m asking you to join the conversation by leaving comments and tips for other parents. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and can learn from one another. So if you have something to add, do it.
If you have a friend you think would be interested in these topics, by all means, forward this along — see share options at the bottom of this post.