The Food Guide Pyramid: A Fit for Almost Any AgeIN CHILDREN'S HEALTH
|Finding Foods for Fickle Kids|
Picky eaters present special challenges for parents interested in a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you incorporate healthful choices into your children’s daily diets. Get them involved. Helping out in the meal planning process can be a great incentive for your children to try things they might otherwise turn their noses up at. They might help you tend the garden, choose new foods at the grocery store, or assist in preparing the meal. Play with their food. To give dishes more appeal, try making them fun. A nutritious snack idea is ants on a log: fill a celery stick with peanut butter and place raisins on top. Set an example. Your picky eaters may be more likely to taste healthy selections when they see other family members enjoying them.