BOOK, RAISING A HEALTHY HAPPY EATER, Workman Publishing - 288 Pages

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Dimensions: 6 x 8.9 inches

Authors: Nimali Fernando, Melanie Potock

Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) understand the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater, they explain how to expand family food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes. They provide advice tailored to every stage from newborn through school-age, real-life stories, wisdom from around the world, insights on the sensory system, difficult mealtime behaviors, and everything from baby-led weaning to sippy cups. 

Dr. Nimali Fernando is a Virginia pediatrician and founder of the nonprofit the Doctor Yum Project, the popular recipe and parenting website The first of its kind, her innovative new practice, Yum Pediatrics, features a teaching kitchen and instructional garden, along with hands-on learning curricula for families, making it a hot-spot for nutrition education and cooking instructions. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Melanie Potock is a feeding therapist, author of Adventures in Veggieland, and an international speaker on the topic of picky eating and feeding disorders in children. Her advice, found on her website, has been shared in national publications, including Parents magazine.