Kids Need Healthy Attitude To EatingWed 25 Jul 2012
Story by Vanessa Bronder Alward
Work-from-Home Mom’s Blog of the Month My Kids Really Eat This Aims To Positively Influence Parents to Inspire Their Kids To Eat Well
Inspiring Others To Get Kids To Eat Well.
My Blog ‘Kids Really Eat This’ was started to help inspire others to get kids to eat well. As a work-from-home mother of three boys, 10 and under, and married to a chef, I realized that my kids seemed the anomaly compared to their peers because they ate many vegetables and large varieties of foods. I figured the method of feeding my children was the key so I decided to share with others, hoping to positively influence parents for their children's future health. Most importantly I want my kids to have a healthy attitude about eating, not to fear it or be obsessed about it.
Healthy Attitudes and Healthy Bodies
Although I am very interested in nutrition I don't always agree with the ever-changing science. There’s more there than deconstructing the whole food into proteins, vitamins and minerals. I think we need the whole and not just the parts.
But I figured if I could do it, then others could too. I'm a busy mom and I just started them off the right way, from the moment they ate solid foods, and by giving my kids what we ate instead of what others thought they'd eat. I am so not perfect-- my kids don't always listen, the house is a mess, laundry never seems to be put away, and I'm stressed with all that's on my plate; but I love my kids and I want them to be happy and healthy. Eating good food is a big part of that.
I want them to be able to travel the world and eat what's given to them but also make sure they know the difference between healthful foods and junk.
Getting kids involved in growing, shopping, cooking and serving the foods helps get them to eat it. I think it's important that schools serve healthy and interesting foods too: helps all kids in the long run. I've seen the statistics. I think my kids prove that it's possible for all kids to eat this way, here are some helpful tips to get yours started too!
About the author: The work-from-home mother of three boys, 10 and under, and married to a chef, Vanessa Bronder Alward realized that her kids seemed the anomaly because they ate many vegetables and large varieties of foods. Follow her family’s journey and get tips at www.mykidsreallyeatthis.com.
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