Raising Intuitive Eaters: Resources

“In the early days of my profession, I felt a strong obligation to feed my children well. Plus, I’ve always been passionate about food and cooking. In my mind, my kids deserved the best I could feed them. My son had a from-scratch, applesauce cake made with naturally-dyed frosting on his first birthday. Of course, he loved it. He didn’t know what real cake tasted like.”

“In the early days of my profession, I felt a strong obligation to feed my children well. Plus, I’ve always been passionate about food and cooking. In my mind, my kids deserved the best I could feed them. My son had a from-scratch, applesauce cake made with naturally-dyed frosting on his first birthday. Of course, he loved it. He didn’t know what real cake tasted like.”

I am much more relaxed around feeding my children today than I was as a new mom and new Dietitian. I am grateful for my education, career experience, and grounding motherhood challenges that have shifted my perspective away from “should’s” to flexibility and freedom when it comes to what we eat. I believe combining your family’s values and schedules with the principles of Intuitive Eating and the teachings of Ellyn Satter bring peace to the feeding experience. For us, guidelines and patterns feel less stressful than strict rules and high expectations.

Resources from me:

Wellseek Article: Four Different Eaters

Wellseek Article: Raising Foodies, not Health Nuts

Handout Download: Raising Intuitive Eaters

Devrie Pettit