As a parent I always want my children to have the best start. This is across all aspects of their lives. I also want them to have a well-balanced diet. One that provides them with all the goodness that they need but one that also lets them enjoy food at an early age. When I had my first there wasn’t any baby led weaning, I used to make a multitude of combinations to tantalise the taste buds. I’m pretty lucky that my first 3 children are good eaters and love a wide variety of foods. The same cant be said for the smalls. So planning meals and disguising veg in Spaghetti Bolanguise has become my mission. Today I’m talking about Positive Healthy Eating For Children.
Positive Healthy Eating For Children
For us, mealtime is family time. Its the one time of the day where we all get together and share snippets of our days. We live in a super busy house so we really embrace this special time. I always hope that with us eating together the children will learn good habits but also notice the variety of meals.
As we spent our table time together we really don’t want the interruption of phones beeping. Having 3 teenagers does mean they want to be constantly stuck to some sort of electrical device but the rule is no phones come to the table.
We don’t make an issue if someone wants to miss something off their plate. I’m so aware of issues relating to food that if they really don’t want something on their plate we won’t force it. We are very much a family of trying it once.
Get Them Involved
This is something that we are trying to encourage and get into more with the children. I spent many a Saturday afternoon baking with my mum so we are following suit and doing this with the teen’sand little ones. They are definitely much more likely in my house to eat something that they have spent time making themselves.
A Fridge Full Of Ready To Eat Snacks
I mentioned this in a recent post and its something we do on a daily basis. I wash and prep a selection of fruit and store it in the fridge, ready for when someone is hungry. Means they are less likely to snack on biscuits.
I also made the 5 a day chart below for those of you that want to try and increase your little one so intake or to make a fun and positive game out of eating 🙂