Introducing New Foods
Learn how to introduce new foods to your kids by Orlena Kerek - paediatric doctor, mother of 4 and author of 2 books “Crunch! Put a stop to picky eating and help your kids love veggies” and “Feeding Toddlers. A Pediatrician’s guide to happy and healthy mealtimes”.
Explore more of Orlena's recipes, videos + guides as part of the Meal Garden Healthy Eating Bundle - get it here.
Dr. Orlena Kerek
Founder at Snotty Noses
"Before becoming a mother I expected parenting to be easy, I’d have a great relationship with my kids, no stress and above all I’d teach them healthy habits, especially healthy eating habits. Surely that would be easy for a pediatric doctor?
Then I had kids.
Little bundles of noise and chaos with minds of their own. I suddenly realised that healthy eating wasn’t as easy as just giving them vegetables and watching them eat. They ate the cookies and left the broccoli. When I encouraged them to eat vegetables they’d either scream or throw them at me.
I developed healthy feeding habits based on current research. I learnt to be patient and persistent and was amazed by the results. My children still crave candy and cake like normal kids but I am no longer worried. I am confident that they eat a healthy and balanced diet (including green things) and are learning healthy habits that will follow them into adulthood.
I will share my methods with you, my easy and fun ways to teach your kids healthy eating and living."
Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) and one of Meal Garden's in-house Nutritionists
"I am a passionate advocate for all things holistic health. I believe there is a strong urgency in educating people on the importance of nourishing their bodies, with the purest of foods and lifestyle practices to reach optimal health. I also love working with people - I look forward to meeting you on the Meal Garden platform!"
Kiki from meal garden
Founder at Mindfully Edible
"With a passion and genuine excitement around health & wellness, I'm honoured to lead Community Success at Meal Garden.
With business training (Rotman Commrce, Venture for Canada) + a splash of scientifcstudy (Naturopathic Approach to Women's Health + David Wolfe's Nutrition Certification) + countless hours of self-led education spanning various media forms, I'm ready to unravel my healthy living journey with you - the good, the bad, and the fermented.
From superfoods and superherbs, to when to eat and when not to eat, to soaking, sprouting, dehydrating, powdering, tincturing, and everything in between --> I share it all on my Mindfully Edible blog and love learning from Meal Garden Experts as well as users!"