API's Mission Statement

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"Our mission is to promote parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. We believe these practices nurture and fulfill a child's need for trust, empathy, and affection, providing a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships."

Feeding With Love and Respect

"Feeding is Parenting." What we put into our children's bodies, and the manner in which we do it, is just as important to their attachment to us as how we put what into their minds and hearts.

As with all relationships, the feeding relationship is a partnership of shared responsibilities. It is the parents responsibility to provide in a timely manner nutritions, delicious food choices. It is the responsibility of the child to decide as to the particular food, its quantity, and to a certain extent the frequency at which he feeds himself.

Just as the healthy breastfeeding relationship involves the mother attending to the child's signals and providing milk which she produces from her own healthy diet, and the baby taking of that food as often and as much as his body needs, so too does the feeding relationship beyond breastfeeding involve the mother's sensitive, loving response to her child's nutritional needs and preferences.

Below are some handouts regarding the philosophy and practice of Feeding With Love and Respect:

Principle Description

Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood Outline

Feeding With Love And Respect Recommended Reading List

Schamelot Green Smoothie Recipe