Now that Kate Plus 8 has come and gone, the only avenue for Kate Gosselin to let her voice be heard is through her new website KatePlusMy8. And it’s through this blog that Kate is giving healthy eating habit tips for you to use on your children!
Kate goes through give easy steps that will have your kids on a healthy pattern in no time. But as she says, it takes time and patience to get a routine like this down pat!
Here are five steps to get your kids to eat healthy:
1. I have always focused on nutrition– healthy and organic
eating and have taught my kids along the way. We celebrate flavor and
healthy choices in our house. Each meal consists of all food groups in
different and exciting presentations!
2. I started to feed as much variety to each of them as possible
just as soon as they were old enough to have a spoon in their mouths!
If they didn’t like a particular food, I continued feeding it until
they changed their minds! I still do that today! If the majority
doesn’t like a meal, I’ll sneak it in again and sometimes the reaction
is different the second or third time I make something new! Amazing!
3. I ask the kids what they are hungry for and try to honor
those dinner choices that week. If, for the most part, you are cooking
what “the troops” are hungry for, they are more likely to eat happily!
4. I stand firm when whiners take over the dinner table! No “back
up” meals are offered because I am NOT a restaurant, although, often
times I swear I work in one!
I am often heard saying, “what’s for dinner is in front of you, if you
don’t like it, no dessert and breakfast is the next meal!” [thanks, Mom! I still hear your voice when I say that!]
5. I focus on waste. If you waste not, you want not and I do not
tolerate waste in any area, so I often discuss kids (whom we have met!) who don’t have enough to eat in hopes that that message will
translate to my kids!
I’ll allow “food trading” sometimes if kids don’t like everything on
their plates– just so it’s not wasted!
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