How can you get kids excited about healthy eating? How can you encourage them to eat healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables? The answer is: MAKE IT FUN! The first sensory contact we have with our meals is through the eyes. “It looks good!” or “It looks disgusting!” We make a first judgment…Read more Make it FUN!
Everyday we eat portions of food we think will fill us up and help us to make it to our next meal in a few hours. One thing we don't usually think about in these hunger driven moments are the portions we are consuming. This can be the case especially when there is a hungry…Read more Making good use of our hands in portion control
One of the best ways to help children cultivate healthy eating habits at a young age is by getting them involved with cooking meals. Having kids assist in meal prep allows them not only understand how foods should be prepared, but also helps them understand what different healthy ingredients look like and how much of…Read more Cultivating Healthy Habits at a Young Age
When children come home from school they usually enter the home with an appetite. What should you do about that if it’s not quite dinnertime? First, try and see if your child is thirsty. Many times we are able to curb our hunger with water. In fact, it is common to confuse being hungry with…Read more Got the “hungry after school” blues?
Eating healthy on a budget can be hard for busy parents of little picky eaters! Luckily, we have some tips that we think can make it a little easier. Our strategy, adopted from myplate.gov, incorporates the “Three P’s” of healthy eating - Plan, Purchase, and Prepare. Click here to check out how to incorporate these three P’s…Read more The 3 P’s of Healthy Eating
Mom always said, “Don’t play with your food!” Growing up, we’ve been taught all of the reasons not to play with our food. Our hands are dirty and it’s impolite at the dinner table, but we never hear reasons why we should play with our food! When kids play with their food they are examining…Read more Play with your food?