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Kristen Yarker

I shared a similar post on another parenting blog. A lot of Moms reached out to me to thank me for sharing this, so I wanted to share it with you too. When leading my workshop for 9- to 18-month-olds, I’m often asked how long you should breastfeed your child. Sometimes moms are planning to […]

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Deconstructed Dishes

by KristenY on March 20, 2014 · 0 comments

I have no idea why many kids don’t like their foods to touch. Another mystery that stumps me is why when sauces touch foods, it is considered unacceptable, but dipping is fun and yummy. These are just 2 of the common great unsolved mysteries of young children’s eating habits. You’ll drive yourself crazy if you […]

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I was asked by a mom in the Kids In Victoria community to write a post on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is involved in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. You’ve also likely heard about how it’s being investigated by the scientific research community for a wide variety of other roles in our bodies. […]

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Are You Good Company?

by KristenY on December 19, 2013 · 0 comments

To me, the holidays are all about family and friends gathering around the table to share food, stories and laughter. It’s a great reminder of how enjoyable family meals can be. But mealtime can be a stressful time if you’re under the 2-bite microscope. What’s the 2-bite microscope? It’s what I call it when parents’ […]

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Bedtime snacks are one of the most common topics that I’m asked about. Within the last week parents have asked me about them in a presentation, by an in-home service client, even via a post by a follower on my Facebook page. So I thought that it was the perfect topic for today’s blog post. […]

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Before I dive into the topic of today’s post, I want to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m Kristen Yarker and it’s nice to meet you. This summer, I returned home to Victoria after living in Vancouver for 14 years. It’s great to be back on the Island. I’ve been a dietitian for 10 years […]

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