Question: What's your favorite tip for getting kids to eat healthy?
I was thirteen years old when I my brother Joseph was born. I can remember my mom buying the "off brands" of foods for him and then noticing Joe's face when she served him the food. Automatically he assumed he wouldn't like the food, simply because the product wasn't familiar. This proved to me that children (and adults!) make judgements about foods before they even taste them, based on passed experience or (mainly for kids) marketing. As a parent, make sure that your child has little reason to judge healthy food in a negative way. Eat healthy foods yourself, and show them how much you enjoy them...it helps! And, if you need to put a healthier food in a different box (such as a lower sodium mac and cheese in a familiar Kraft mac and cheese box) do it. Another idea is to give meals fun names like; "Bodacious Bean-burger!" or "Spongebob Broccoli and Cheese!" . Kids love that.
And while on the topic of getting your kids to eat healthier, here is another great article to consider reading; When Kids Get Fat, Is Dad to Blame?
Have a nice weekend everyone!