Peaceful Mealtimes

6 Words That Will End Picky Eating

I enjoyed reading this article, and will be putting Satter’s book Child of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense on my reading list to learn more. I frequently encountered nutrition issues as a teacher in previous preschools, and with every foster child (7 so far) we have taken in to our home. Not only did children have poor nutrition, they also had no interest in trying any new foods. Most children had a diet of processed foods, sugary foods and snacks, chips, crackers, cookies, fruit snacks instead of real fruit, and virtually no vegetables. Rarely did children eat a well-balanced meal, let alone real and natural food. To suggest trying new foods was a fruitless endeavor. So, I like the idea of setting the example of eating healthy meals without forcing or bargaining endlessly. I’m looking forward to learning more, and writing more about healthy food choices for children, and peaceful mealtimes.