Be a good role model. If you want your children to eat an array of healthy foods, let them see you eating them too.
Relax the pressure. Eating should be an enjoyable experience so never force or overly-pressure children to eat foods.
Offer them healthy choices and let them choose what, and how much, to eat. don\’t use food as a reward. Food is a fuel, not a tool to get children to behave in a certain way or eat other foods. Don\’t use it as a reward for behaviour.
Dr Emma Haycraft
Riverside Cares and the Child Feeding Guide share the importance of establishing healthy eating habits early in life. Visit our websites to learn more about ‘Feeding Children Well’ events, evidence-based programmes, and tips for feeding children. riversidecares.co.uk/parenting-hub/ childfeedingguide.co.uk