Dr. William Sears, or Dr. Bill as his "little patients" call him, is the father of eight children as well as the author of over 30 books on children's health and development. He is also a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines and the pediatrician websites Parenting.com and AskDrSears.com.

Dr. Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston. He also trained at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto—the largest children's hospital in the world—where he served as associate ward chief of the newborn nursery and associate professor of pediatrics.

Parent Talk With Dr. Sears

The ABC’s of Teaching Nutrition to Your Kids

A is for Accessibility

Nutritip: You control the food that comes into the house. Make sure the good food you want your children to appreciate is child accessible.

The saying, "caught, not taught" certainly applies to teaching nutrition to kids. More powerful than any amount of talking about nutrition is the example you set in your home. Give new meaning to "fast foods." Make nutritious foods readily available for your children....