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Thank You! :)

Thank You! :)

Hey there PeaPod!  We Peas wanted to take this opportunity to once again say, “Thank You.”  You may have noticed our new website and our most recen...
What is Palate Priming?

What is Palate Priming?

Acceptance of vegetables and other new foods is a multi-sensory experience for kids. Our goal is to slowly prepare and warm (prime) kids’ senses of smell and taste (derived from the palate) to the acceptance of flavors by early, repeated, and frequent exposures of the palate to those flavors.

Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

Rear-Facing as Long as Possible!

In the event of braking, being rear-facing allows for the largest, heaviest part of the baby to be cradled in the cushion of car seat (think of a ball being caught in a mitt) as opposed to flopping forward if the baby were front-facing.
Car Safety Week!

Car Safety Week!

Injury prevention is one of the most important topics that we, as pediatricians, discuss with families.  Here in the United States, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children over 1 year of age, and car crashes are always in the top two causes of these injuries across all pediatric age groups, along with SIDS/infant suffocation, drowning, suicide, and firearm homicide. 
Picky Eaters, The Finale!

Picky Eaters, The Finale!

We’re at the final of our Ten Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies. The final “E” in our mnemonic is for “EasyPeasie,” and gives us a chance t...
Picky Eaters, Part 9!

Picky Eaters, Part 9!

Veggies in the Moment! Well, friends, we’ve reached the 9th tip for getting our kids eating more veggies. The “I” in our acronym stands for “In th...
Picky Eaters, Parts 7/8 – Alter texture!

Picky Eaters, Parts 7/8 – Alter texture!

Well families, we’ve reached the 7th and 8th tips for getting our kids eating more veggies!  Altering the texture of veggies can be a help to many ...
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Picky Eaters, Part 6 – Engage Them!

Photo credit Stephanie @stephaniesfamilykitchen   We’ve made it to the next tip for getting our picky eaters (and all kids) eating more veggies. ...
Picky Eaters, Part 5 – No Pressure

Picky Eaters, Part 5 – No Pressure

No pressure, no pleading — no problem! “Kids are not simply little adults.”  This is one of the cornerstones of pediatrics and the first rule that...
Picky Eaters, Parts 3 and 4

Picky Eaters, Parts 3 and 4

Many parents have found that, for their toddlers, food seems to magically change with “sauce.” Who can tell if it’s the actual act of dipping whic...
Picky Eaters, Part 2

Picky Eaters, Part 2

If at first you don’t succeed, try again…and again…and again. It’s no secret that children shy away from the unfamiliar.  Let’s take broccoli, for...
Gettin’ Picky With It! Picky Eaters

Gettin’ Picky With It! Picky Eaters

Happy 2017! Those of you who have met us at the farmer’s markets know that we love having fun and talkin’ kids, picky eaters, veggies, palate prim...