How do vegetarian parents raise their kids

You're a vegetarian/vegan. Should you kid be?

Debating the D word: Dessert

When should you shun sugar with your child? PSP parents share tips, stories and advice on how to create and maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

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Refusing Solid Foods

Suggestions for 11 month old who won't eat solids...

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Introducing Solids

A PSP thread on introducing solids.

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Food Strike

Responses to a call for help for a 6 month old on a food strike.

Hiding Vegetables

Advice on sneaking healthful vegetables into your kid's diet.

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Picky Eaters

Help, hope, and hard lines for kids who say "yuck!" to almost any food.

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The Park Slope Parents Cookbook

These recipes and meal ideas were submitted by Park Slope Parents as quick and easy family meal solutions.

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Finger Foods

A list of foods for little fingers to experiment with and eat.

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MORE First Foods

In addition to the standard parade of fruits and vegetables, consider the following ideas.  Keep in mind that foods like olive oil are healthy and add flavor.

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2-year-old difficulty gaining weight

A PSP member writes: "Our daughter is just over two years old and has had issues gaining weight for the last six months. She has always been around 5th percentile in weight but since her 1.5 year check up it has been off the chart, as in her weight is too low to determine the percentile..."

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Baby Led Weaning: An Overview

"There's no rule that says that baby's first foods need to be avocados, bananas, and butternut squash. Literally, everything is on the table - and the more variety, the better," says Lesley Duvall. Here, Duvall explains what Baby-led Weaning (BLW) is and how do you make it happen. Explanations and guidance is here!

 Baby led weaning presents babies with real foods...

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Food Allergy Resources

Do you find yourself hyperventilating at even the work peanut (or gluten, dairy, etc).  Here is a round up of the folks out there who can help!

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Friendly reminders about being responsible parents at bars/restaurants

In addition to being amazing places to eat, drink and make merry, our local restaurants and bars have a secondary task of keeping their establishments safe and healthy, not only for families but for all visitors. Recently a local establishment has tightened up their house rules for children. Given our interactions with businesses in the past we know that there are many attempts to work with families before deciding to establish “kid-friendly” hours and rules.

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School Lunch and Snack Ideas

As one PSP Member writes: "my son is starting Kindergarten this fall after having been in a preschool / day care that took care of all of his meals every day. He's used to having hot, healthy meals which basically consist of rice / noodles and a protein and a vegetable (like a stir fry type of thing). Now I have to start making him lunch and I'm not sure where to start..." 

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Hot Weather Food Strike

"I got a great responses to my question about good foods for a hot weather food strike," shares a PSP member. "Some won't work for my pasta-hating, cheese-rejecting vegetarians, but I got several requests to post to list and I've included all responses below, from Mom to Two who subsist on breakfast and air..."

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Non Sugary Foods Ideas for Breakfast

Looking for alternative ideas to sugary cereals and sweets to feed you and the kiddos for breakfast?  Here, parents list their favorite morning meals that are easy to prepare. Mix your morning up...

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