Fussy eaters in the family? We got you covered.
You have a fussy eater at home? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips to manage this tricky phase.
Get your little learner involved in meal planning and cooking
Why not make the grocery store a fun outing with your child ? Getting your child along to the grocery store and allowing them to pick out a few healthy items that they would like to try can make mealtime fun and exciting while also giving them confidence.
Research shows that children who are involved in meal preparation are more likely to consume healthy foods in general than those who aren’t. Letting your child help you in the kitchen is one of the best ways to overcome the fussy eating stage. Prepping, chopping, mixing and cooking helps your toddler to get used to new foods with different smells, colors and textures, with no pressure to eat them.
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Grow your own food
If you want your kids to eat more veggies, a good way is to start a veggetable garden. Your little learner will feel so empowered knowing they’re helping to grow food and it’s gratifying when they get to eat it. At our home, each day after daycare and school, the boys love to go to the garden and pick a veggie to eat on the spot.
Make mealtime a fun family time
Dinner should be a fun time for the whole family to sit together without screens and distractions and talk about the day. Try to build on the pleasure of eating together. If you have good eating habits, your child will eventually follow along !
Take an online class
For a positive approach with your picky eaters, we recommend the Nutritionnistes en pediatrie's online class. Six childhood specialists offer you their best advices on how to create and encourage an healthy relationship with food.