Jennifer Anderson, from Kids Eat in Color, joins the show today to talk about how important it is to avoid the mealtime power struggle, reduce stress and anxiety around food in the household, and code our communication to inform and educate our kids without overwhelming them with scare tactics and complicated nutritional data.
Feeding kids is hard, even when you’re an expert in the field. Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietician and has a Master's of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her journey with childhood feeding started when her 3-year old, as she says, fell off the growth chart. What she discovered included more questions than answers – at first.
In 2017, she founded Kids Eat In Color, a popular online resource that helps children and families from all backgrounds have better nutrition and mental health via access to expert, actionable information. Prior to starting Kids Eat In Color, she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA.
Our conversation is another mom-centric goldmine of real world advice and reliability. Jennifer and her brand take all parents as they are; no food is good or bad – and if you did your best, what you did was good. Even if our hurdles, and those of our kids, seem unique at the moment – we’re all in this together.