Beverly Pressey

Healthy Eating is not a Discipline Issue

Children are born with an intact instinct to survive, which includes eating foods that will healthfully sustain their bodies. Unfortunately in our attempts to nourish our children, we become disciplinarians. This will simply not work. In fact it could permanently damage your child's innate ability to regulate their own appetite, leading to life long...Read More »

Ending Dinner Time Battles

My in-box is filled with letters from hundreds of parents that often find themselves in your situation. Keep in mind that children are born with an intact instinct to survive, which includes eating foods that will healthfully sustain their bodies. Unfortunately in our attempts to nourish our children, we become disciplinarians. This will simply...Read More »

Birthday Treats to Share

Many of you bring birthday treats to share with classmates when celebrating your child’s birthday.  A party is a great time to share fun food with friends, however it you would like to share foods that are somewhat healthier I have a few suggestions Bread- A really delicious one, maybe with raisins or cinnamon. ...Read More »

Corn Sugar?

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is tired of being the evil demon of food.  So the corn industry, which produces HFCS from corn, is changing the name to corn sugar.  Sounds down-right healthy doesn’t it.  What could possibly be the problem with an extract of corn?  But keep in mind any type of sugar...Read More »

Sorting Through the Junk Foods

Fun foods are everywhere. Most of us live in a culture where processed, white flour, high sugar and/or deep fried foods are commonly eaten and easily purchased. The availability of these foods combined with food advertisements on all types of media are over whelming. These types of foods are so common that avoiding them...Read More »

The Endless Eater

Although many parents are concerned about their children eating healthy foods, there are also some who need help with a child who seems to eat endlessly.  These parents have observed that if there is food available, their child will continue to eat.  So if the advice is to let your child decide when they...Read More »