Kids need real food to fuel their life. Some food fuels are good and some fuels are bad. I’m not talking about weight here. I’m talking about your child’s source of energy to be happy and accomplished at school, activities, with friends and family and later as an employee and parent.
Kids are capable of learning to eat wholesome foods to nourish their mind and body. Kids may be reluctant eaters, they may have texture issues with some foods or they may have aversions to new foods. Those are all feeding the family obstacles that can be overcome. Don’t just take my word for it. Think about it and see for yourself.
Picky eaters aren’t born, they are created. Your picky eater can be transformed into a good eater. Even kids with sensory issues, autism and gut dysfunction can be transformed into good eaters, although their journey will be more intense.
It all starts with your mindset. Believe that your child is capable of adopting new foods into their library of accepted foods; think and act accordingly. Just as your child who went to school illiterate and came home reading, in time, your child will become literate to wholesome, nourishing, real food. Learning to eat real food is not an event. It’s a process. It happens with daily practice at family meals when you consistently and lovingly offer the food you know your children should be eating.