Up to fifty percent of 18 to 24 month olds are described as picky eaters by their mothers. Many of these worried parents make a completely different meal at dinner time for their cuisine-discriminating kids. Do you ever wonder why your child won't eat? This book will give you the tools you need to get your child's diet back on track.

Up to fifty percent of 18 to 24 month olds are described as picky eaters by their mothers. Many of these worried parents make a completely different meal at dinner time for their cuisine-discriminating kids. Do you ever wonder why your child won’t eat? This book will give you the tools you need to get your child’s diet back on track.

· Tips on how to increase your child’s familiarity with and positive response to foods you want him/her to eat

· How to recognize the influence (good or not so good) that your eating habits may have on your child

· When to suspect that avoidance may be linked to a food sensitivity or allergy issue

Over control, restriction, pressure to eat, and a promise of rewards have a negative effect on a child’s food acceptance though they are often used with picky eaters. Our book brings the most recent research findings to you, along with surprising, simple and effective solutions to help your child enjoy food, get the nourishment needed-and eat almost anything.


Author Description

Qian Yuan MD, PhD specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and is the Clinical Director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is also a practicing pediatrician for General Pediatrics at the Pediatrics of Newton Wellesley in Newton, Massachusetts.

Dr. Yuan received his MD degree from the Beijing Second Medical College, Beijing, China and his PhD degree in Immunology from the University of Auckland School of Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand. He received his Pediatrics training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from the Harvard Combined Program. He is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Dr. Yuan is an associate pediatrician and an attending physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Yuan is the co-author of the book "Understanding Your Food Allergies and Intolerances: A Guide to Management and Treatment and the co-author of the children's book "Eating Isn't Always Easy: Ben's story about his eosinophilic esophagitis". Dr. Yuan is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

He resides in Sharon, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

A relationship and health writer for almost twenty years, more than three hundred of Robin Westen's feature articles have appeared in numerous publications including Family Circle, LHJ, Glamour, MORE, Psychology Today, Parents, American Baby, and American Health, among dozens of others. She wrote a weekly psychology quiz for Woman's World Magazine and a monthly sex advice column - "Sex Rx" - for Woman's Own Magazine.

She has written for television, radio and film, was awarded an outstanding writing Emmy for ABC Daytime, and received the American Women in Media's Outstanding Achievement Award by Good Housekeeping Magazine. She was nominated for an American Society of Magazine Editors award, the top honor in the field, in the service category.


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