Five Easy Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy

Article by: Linda Shoreland for OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.

Having just returned from a weekend with my in-laws, nutrition is at the forefront of my mind. I love my mother-in-law, but sometimes her idea of providing kid-friendly meals for my son is stocking her freezer and pantry with microwave pizza, boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and sugary fruit drinks. Sure, those might be toddler dietary staples in some households, but not in mine. I try my very best to explain to her that our son eats what we eat. We expose him to a wide variety of foods to ensure he has a balanced, healthy diet. I have made a very concerted effort from the time he began eating solids, to offer a wide array of foods. If he goes through phases of food rejection, so be it, but I didn’t want to be responsible for him having a picky palette.