"STOP PLAYING AND EAT" How many times have you planned a nutritious, well plated meal only
to have your kids look at the food, look up at you grab their forks and dig in, all the
while, laughing, poking their plates with their forks and feeding the meal you made for them to
the dog:) The challenge of getting our kids to eat right is a battle all parents fight to win - I know
it does not appear to be getting any easier. However the tools to fight the good food kid fight
are getting more sophisticated.
Think of it this way you want your kids to eat well and your kids want to watch television and
feed their food to the family dog - compromise continue your child's culinary education and
make life easier on yourself, your kids and the baby sitter.
Perhaps the global argument: "What are the best foods for our kids" will never reach consensus
- may it shouldn't all arguments are not un healthy.
Okay food availability is based on many variables: geography, money, racism, stereotypes,
ignorance, culture, ethnicity religion and education. Let's not forget Monopoly ( some of the
biggest companies in the world are trying like hell to "own" the seeds which produce the food
we eat and they are trying to control our diets - please don't let them. Mary Adams Wiley
said: ...."If I control nothing I will control what goes in my mouth" explain what that means to
your kids by example give them good food ( preferably plant based ) to eat and enjoy. With all
due respect because "Mama ate it" does not make it good for your kids ( or you:)
We might never agree on what food is best for our kids. People continue evolve based on their
environment. The food we eat is ever changing too, remember what you thought of beets and
broccoli as a kid? You evolved in to a food, hence your attitude and behavior toward edibles
turned you into a borsch lover!.
Learn how researchers, community organizations, artists and educators create awareness and
opportunities to take on, the challenges of the Getting kids involved in their own nutrition and
the benefits this has on their development ( and your sanity:)