Unpick The Pickiness
Picky eaters are a parental nightmare, but there are many ways you can get your children involved in their journey to healthy eating, without the fight. Firstly, it’s a good idea to get your kids into the kitchen. The more invested in making their meals your children are, the more likely they are to experiment with new ingredients, explore new tastes, and try new meals.
No matter their age, finger foods are always a treat with children. Using an assortment of chopped up fruits, vegetables, and other foods, is a great way to ensure that your children are eating well. Finger food are also relatively simple to prepare, and it’s easier to make your kids’ plates colourful and bright using a range of fruits and vegetables.
Make A Choice
Giving your children the choice between two (healthy) options for dinner is empowering. Once they’ve made their selection, they’re committed to the idea of eating that particular meal, and it gives you backup when you need it at the dinner table.
Not Just Dinner
Good nutrition isn’t a once-off meal - it’s a journey. That’s why it’s important to get your kids involved in preparing or packing as many meals for the day as you can. Let them choose their breakfast, pack their own lunch boxes, or help out at dinner time.
Gamify Good Eating
Every child loves a game, and every kid enjoys a challenge! Expand your children’s star charts to include rewards for healthy eating, or set a challenge for everyone to participate in during the week. The winner gets to pick Friday night’s dessert!
LifeDoc Can Help
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