Raising Healthy Eaters

by Angie on September 13, 2013

In honor of September being National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, this week I did a presentation titled, “Eat a Rainbow: Making healthy eating fun for kids”. I had so much fun researching this topic as I’m constantly learning new things about the joys and challenges of child feeding/nutrition with my own 16 month old.

If you are struggling at all with feeding your child/children or just want to learn how to get started feeding your children well, let me highly recommend two books that I have found extremely helpful:

1. Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, by Ellyn Satter

2. Fearless Feeding: How to raise healthy eaters from high chair to high school, by Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen

This morning, I got the opportunity to share a few things I’ve learned with my friends at Mornings with Fox 43. Always a pleasure to be on the air with them!!

My best advice for raising healthy eaters can be summed up in 4 simple tips:

1. Eat Family Meals.

2. Be a good role model.

3. Practice Division of Responsibility.

4. Relax and have fun with food.

If you’d like to watch the video of my segment, click here.

What have you found to be most challenging when it comes to feeding your children?

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The Candid RD September 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

I just found out it was National Childhood Obesity Month just yesterday. I’m embarrassed. I don’t have children yet but when I do I will make sure we eat together as a family as much as possible. I will also try hard NOT to nag about healthy eating, but instead to make it seem like it’s natural and not a chore.
Enjoy your weekend Angie!

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