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- Allow kids to work in the kitchen. It helps them build healthy skills.
- To keep them healthy we have to give our kids the right tools. Keep fruits and veggies in the fridge and freezer.
- Picky eaters: prepare foods in a different way.
- Before kid sits down have the plate with food already there.
- Don't make a kid finish their plate.
- Don't make kids sit at the table when they are done.
- Kids eat smaller meals, remember they are not as big as you.
- Tip: Rule: Always eat growing foods before we eat our other foods. (vs. Good food vs. bad food)
- For water: add fruit, use fun straws, put shaped ice cubes
- Provide snacks. Otherwise kids graze all day. When you have kids sit at table hungry, they will eat healthier.
- Tip: Healthy food tastes better when you are hungry.
- When kids (anyone)are active they eat better because they are hungry.
- Don't use food for punishment/reward
- Offering a reward (dessert) for eating dinner makes the dessert seem more valuable than the healthy food (because it is the reward).
- If kid asks for food, tell them they can have any fruit or veggie they want. If hungry they will eat it.
- Create relationships at mealtime. Ask what they did today. Favorites... etc.
- Food is hyper-pleasurable with extremely added sugar and salt and fat, and so that is why we want it. But ten years from now what is the better choice?
- Be the example: what are you eating in front of your kids?
- Children are brilliant listeners but poor interpreters. They don't hear the 'lose weight for health.' they hear 'I hate my own body. I am not going to like you if you don't lose weight.'
- Parents have to observe their own place inside where they don't like their own body so they don't pass on their own lack of body respect to their children.
- Antibiotics cause weight gain because bacteria gets more resistant. Distorts microbacteria in gut.
- Children are overmedicated which causes their food to not digest properly. It also makes them lethargic which in turn gives them a lack of desire to run and play.
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