J is for Junk Food

J is for Junk Food

No parent consciously thinks, ‘As soon as my child is old enough, I want to feed them junk.’ Unfortunately, when our kids get a little older, most of us start to allow more junk food.

My child refuse to taste new foods

My child refuse to taste new foods

The key to raising a healthy eater is to get them to keep tasting a wide variety of foods. Here are 5 tips to encourage your child to taste new foods.

I is for I don’t like it

I is for I don’t like it

How do you deal with the dreaded “I don’t like it” at mealtime? Here are some tips to encourage tasting new foods and deal with fussy eating.

H is for Hiding Veggies

H is for Hiding Veggies

Are you a veggie smuggler? Hiding vegetables can be tempting to make sure kids eat them, but to help kids love veggies, this strategy won’t work. Here are some tips to stop hiding veggies and get your child to love them.

G is for Gagging

G is for Gagging

Gagging can be a fussy eating behaviour. What should you do when you child gags because they don’t want or like a certain food? Here are 10 tips for managing this mealtime behaviour.

Family Mealtimes: Do what you can

Family Mealtimes: Do what you can

Family mealtimes don’t have to be complicated or lengthy, but they’re important! Here are some tips to make the most of your family mealtimes.

Because it’s good for you

Because it’s good for you

Do you find yourself telling your children to eat certain foods because they are ‘good for them’ or ‘healthy’? As adults, we understand what that means, but what does it mean to your kids? Why should they care?

30 Mealtime Conversation Starters

30 Mealtime Conversation Starters

What do you talk about at the table? Do you have fun conversations? Having positive conversations at mealtime is so important for kids – while they learn to eat, being loving and engaging helps our kids to shape their behaviours and feel rewarded.

F is for Family Food

F is for Family Food

There’s no need to dumb down meals for kids. Here are some tips to drop the kids’ menu and offer a wider variety of healthy family foods everyone can enjoy.

E is for Exposure

E is for Exposure

We learn to like foods through repeated exposure. Making new foods more familiar through exposure can help your child try new foods and expand their diet.

D is for Division of Responsibility

D is for Division of Responsibility

Raising healthy eaters isn’t about ‘getting’ kids to eat. Use the Division of Responsibility to help your child develop life skills for healthy eating.

C is for Cook together

C is for Cook together

Cooking with children teaches them essential skills for healthy nutrition. It can be fun and relaxing! How do you get your kids involved in the kitchen?

B is for Behaviour

B is for Behaviour

Fussy eating is a behaviour: Tips on managing mealtime behaviours such as complaining, refusing to try or tantrums, and on promoting healthy eating habits.

Rice and beans salad

Rice and beans salad

Healthy lunchbox idea and a great way to introduce salads: A quick and easy rice and beans salad, with fresh vegetables and apple.

A is for Appetite

A is for Appetite

Children eat better when they are hungry. What should you do when your child is hungry between meals and snacks, and you don’t want to spoil their appetite?

Salt in your child’s diet

Salt in your child’s diet

Too much salt in our diet isn’t good for our health. How much salt in too much in children? Why should you reduce the sodium in your child’s diet?