This is a series of posts where I explore how to develop healthy eating habits in children. I don’t proclaim to have all of the answers, but I can hopefully offer some useful suggestions.
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Family Meals Matter – In this post I explain, in my opinion, the most important thing required to develop a healthy relationship between your child and the food they eat. Family meals matter in ways you may have never considered!
Getting Involved – Resurrecting a food culture in your household is an effective way to improve your child’s response to whole food. Discover simple ways to involve your child in food acquisition and preparation and foster a positive relationship with food.
One family, one meal – Children need to eat the same food as adults. Catering to children and serving bland, tasteless food re-enforces food fussiness and does nothing to create life-long healthy eating habits.
Snacking – How to develop healthy snacking habits in children, including nutritious snack ideas.
Treats – Ideas on how to manage the begging, pleading and oversupply of treat foods.
Trust yourself – Trust in how you feed your children and the what will evolve. More ideas and tactics to raise whole food loving children and avert food fussiness.
The pressure to feed children processed foods – What to do when a well-meaning friend offers your child something you would rather they avoid? A discussion…
Children who eat the same food as their parents have healthier diets – a recent study has found. Simple strategies to create healthy eating habits in kids.
Rewarding children with junk food – We’ve all done it. What does it really say to your kids and does it cause more problems than it solves?
Processed and fast foods – why are kids drawn to it? – a really interesting 6-minute video about not only the psychology but the physiology of why kids are attracted to junk food. A great watch for parents of kids of any age.
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