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#1: How to Prevent Picky Eating

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Welcome to the very first episode of Feeding Toddlers Made Easy: The Mama Knows Nutrition Podcast. I’m your host, Kacie Barnes, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, with a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition, and a mom of two. 

If you’re familiar with me from Instagram or my blog, then you know that I always keep it real!

This podcast is where you share your real-life struggles with your toddlers, and I helps with real-life solutions. You can call in at any time to leave a voicemail and ask me a question to be featured on the podcast.

The number to call into the show is 469-552-5527.

QUESTION: Hilary asked, “My 5-year-old is a picky eater. I also have an 18-month-old who is not a picky eater. How do I make sure the little one doesn’t pick up the older one’s picky habits?

What I answer in the episode:

  • role of genetics
  • what is in your control to prevent picky eating
  • how to give the right attention at meal times
  • a tip to increase chances of them trying new foods
  • how to work with the older kiddo to reduce the chances of their picky habits rubbing off onto the younger one
  • how pressure plays a role at meal times

And I share my favorite exercise for parents to do to help you understand your picky eater on a deeper level – I guarantee this will change how you interact with them at meal times!


In my picky eater program, Simple Steps to Picky Wins, you’ll find more strategies and tools to expand on what your older one is eating and help you to minimize picky eating for your younger child. Everything you get from Simple Steps can be applied right away. It is self-paced and will equip you with all you need to tackle picky eating!

You can also start with a FREE email series here that helps parents get their kids to try veggies! (It really works!)

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Where you share your real life struggles with your toddler, and I help with real life solutions.

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