189. Bringing Joy to the Table with Jennifer Anderson of Kids Eat in Color #FabulousFriends

Be Well By Kelly

Jun 17 2022 • 1 hr 10 mins

Feeding kids is hard, even when you’re an expert in the field. Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietician and has a Master's of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her journey with childhood feeding started when her 3-year old, as she says, fell off the growth chart. What she discovered included more questions than answers – at first.

In 2017, she founded Kids Eat In Color, a popular online resource that helps children and families from all backgrounds have better nutrition and mental health via access to expert, actionable information. Prior to starting Kids Eat In Color, she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA.

Our conversation is another mom-centric goldmine of real world advice and reliability. Jennifer and her brand take all parents as they are; no food is good or bad – and if you did your best, what you did was good. Even if our hurdles, and those of our kids, seem unique at the moment – we’re all in this together.

You will learn about...

  • How Jennifer got into children’s nutrition
  • Strategy vs. control with eating habits
  • Raising competent eaters
  • Using positive framing and avoiding confrontation
  • Parenting with a thick skin
  • Emergency meals (eggs are a safe bet)
  • Discussing nutrition with your kids
  • Knowing that your best is good


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