The Food Sense Program

The Food Sense Philosophy

by Dana Obleman

I created The Food Sense Program to help parents and children call a truce to meal time battles. If you’re frustrated with your child’s eating habits, now is the time to start making real changes.

Many parents worry that their children are not getting the nutrients they need to thrive, and they react by putting a lot of pressure on the child to eat more, eat less, or eat the right kinds of food. Unfortunately, this approach often makes the problem worse by creating power struggles between parent and child.

My approach is a simple one: to empower children to lay the foundation for lifelong health by making healthy food choices. The good news is that once you’ve implemented this strategy, your child will embrace a newfound sense of responsibility, which will take the stress out of meal times and end the food fight forever.

The Food Sense Program aims to create a healthy relationship with food in 3 main ways:

As you’ll soon discover, The Food Sense Program is a lifestyle change that will benefit the entire family. By understanding your child’s nutritional needs, you’ll be able to relax and make meal time a positive experience for everyone. And the changes extend beyond the dinner table. Pediatricians know that children who embrace good eating habits are happier, healthier, and more productive in school.

I’d like to commend you for taking a positive step toward a healthy future for your child. If you have any questions about the Food Sense Philosophy, please feel free to contact me at or call (888) 843-6945, and I’ll be happy to explain how this program can benefit your family now and for years to come.

To healthy eating,

Dana Obleman
Dana Obleman BA (Psych.), B.Ed. (Elem.)
Creator of “The Food Sense Program


Hi Dana,

I wanted to say "Thanks" and give you some feedback on 'The Food Sense Program.'

We were having issues with our son William at dinner time. He kept wanting to get down and not eating anything, then wanting something 10 minutes later. It was very annoying, and it was like a circus around the table. We started following the advice in the Food Sense program, and what a difference it has made!

After just a few nights we are all having nice dinners together most of the time. No bribing, begging and whining. When he gets down we calmly tell him dinner is over. He can decide to play upstairs in his room or sit with us. In fact, the second morning of the program he said .. "Mommy, I'm hungry because I got down and didn't eat enough." Again, what a difference! You book gave me the confidence and the concrete tools to be make the changes that needed to be made.

Tammy Lyon (& son William)


Ms. Obleman,

When I first found your website, my daughters were driving me crazy with their constant food demands. I felt like I was a short order cook in my own home. I would have to make TWO different breakfasts and dinners every day, since they didn't like to eat the same things.

When I put their meals in front of them, they would sulk and pick away at their plates and tell me that they "didn't like this food." And then 10 minutes after they got up from the table they would start begging for yogurt and crackers!

A friend told me about your website, and after following just a few of the things you say, I'm thrilled to report that Hannah and Chloe are like two new children... There is no more whining for treats all day long, and mealtimes are actually a civilized time... or as civilized as meals can be with a 2 and 5 year old.

Thanks again!