Tips for Eating Healthy
- Eat Fresh: Let your child touch, smell, and taste safe fruits and vegetables. These actions lead to recognizing and appreciating the food.
- Share Stories: Children love to hear about your childhood and their heritage, culture, religion including stories about meaningful food traditions and history.
- Serve Fruits and Vegetables daily: Eventually even picky eaters will come around to try a new, safe food.
- Talk to a professional: A nutritionist can help identify any nutritional deficiencies that may need supplementation.
- Break bad eating habits: Work with a nutrition educator to learn about developing new, healthy eating habits and breaking old habits.
- Taste Test safe food
- Cook together: Plan meals and cook together to develop empowerment over the food allergy or intolerance and a life skill.
- Experiment with new recipes.
- Skip Snacks: Unless necessary and more than 2 hours before a meal
- Play: Go out and play before and after meal time. Activity stimulates hunger and helps digest food properly.