I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating in the carnival will be listed at the bottom of this post or can be found on Meals Matter.
Growing up in the 70’s, my single mother was responsible for feeding three kids. When I was born, my brother was four and my sister was two, so my Mom’s “feeding style” was pretty well in place by then. She probably had no idea at the time what a feeding style was, but lucky for me, she set a good example; she fed us healthy food, we ate most of her home-cooked meals as a family, and we rarely ate out.
- YOU are responsible for providing the food your child will eat; SHE is responsible for what and how much she eats of it.
- YOU control what food comes into the house; your pantry is your child’s grocery store!
- YOU regulate the timing and type of snacks your child eats. Provide a balanced snack about 3 hours before dinner and I bet even the pickiest eater will clean his plate (even the broccoli)!
Feeding is Love, Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN
5 Quick Ways to Prepare Veggies with Maximum Flavor, Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
The Art of Dinnertime, Elana Natker, MS, RD
Children Don’t Need a Short Order Cook, Christy Slaughter
Cut to the Point – My Foodie Rules, Glenda Gourley
Get Kids Cooking, Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN
Kid-Friendly Kitchen Gear Gets Them Cooking, Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD
Making Mealtime Fun, Nicole Guierin, RD
My Recipe for Raising Healthy Eaters: Eat Like the French, Bridget Swinney MS, RD, LD
Putting the Ease in Healthy Family Eating, Connie Evers, MS, RD, LD
Raising Healthy Eaters Blog Carnival & Chat Roundup, Ann Dunaway Teh, MS, RD, LD
Soccer Mom Soapbox, Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
Teenagers Can Be Trying But Don’t Give Up Diane Welland MS, RD