When it comes to feeding children, one of the most powerful things you can do to help kids learn to eat a variety of food and to have a positive relationship with food is create a happy environment for them to eat in. But how do we do that?
We are all guilty of forgetting about those veggies at the bottom of the fridge or the fruit that got a bit squishy in the fruit bowl. You might not even think about tossing them in the bin, and rightly so if it’s smelly and mushy, but most of the time those sad looking fruits and veg can be saved!
Did you know that in order to make mealtimes more peaceful and enjoyable, to help your child try and eventually accept new foods, you need to step away from the table. Food education begins away from the table.
Getting kids into the kitchen helping you out with some cooking or baking is one of the best ways for the little ones to learn about food and nutrition. Children love getting in the kitchen to help out with cooking up a storm, but sometimes it can leave your kitchen looking like a cyclone has blown through!