It’s not always easy to get kids to eat the food they should.
Your relationship with food could be great but if your child is
picking up unhealthy influences from their peers or television,
your efforts will be met with strong resistance.
While the results may not be instant, there is one surefire way
to help your kids change the way they eat.
You Must Watch Your Words
Childhood is a very impressionable time. Your words alone have
the ability to shape how your child will view the world. No
matter what you do, you must be careful when you’re talking
about different types of foods. If you get excited and speak
highly of foods like chocolate cake, your child is going to
immediately have the concept in mind that chocolate cake is the
desirable food – and not their vegetables.
Everything is presentation for us as humans, whether adults or
children. If you’re going to set up a hierarchy of some foods
are bad and some are good, it’s going to make a much bigger
impact than the actual taste of foods. Children only react to
sweets being better because they have been presented as fun.
All their memories around those types of food have been
But if you were to do the same with vegetables and make them
seem exciting, you would be helping your child see the inherent
goodness in all foods.
Don’t Be Afraid To Make Food Fun
Try making a sweet potato puree and putting it into a pastry
bag. Let your children make fun designs with the puree, just
like they would do if they were frosting a cupcake. Create an
environment that celebrates, not dictates, the benefits of
healthy food. When you do this, you’re setting a foundation of
thought that will remain with your child forever.
Even better, if you get them thinking this way, they can start
passing on these attitudes to their peers. Just imagine the
effect you’d be having not only on your household but also your
All it takes is choosing words that create positive situations
that your children will remember.
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