Usually, when we think about feeding our family, we might think about what healthy meals we should prepare or how to get kids to eat healthier snacks. However, feeding a family takes a larger strategy and some long-term planning, because raising a healthy eater is a major feat that is not accomplished in a day.
If we want to raise children who eat healthy, enjoy sweets in moderation and know how to behave politely at the table, we need to understand that it is a slow journey that takes patience and persistence. Plus, it often starts with ourselves since we are the most important role models for our children.
Read on for guidance from our team of registered dietitian nutritionist moms on ways to handle feeding issues and develop a plan to raise a healthy eater.
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