Helping Kids Have a Healthy Relationship with Food
Humans are essentially born with the ability to know we need to eat when we’re hungry and stop when we’ve had enough. But as we grow, we develop various behaviors around what, when and how much we eat. Each of us approaches how we eat in our own way but we also influence those around us, especially our kids.
It’s important to think about the habits we as parents, grandparents, and caregivers have and how we portray those habits to kids.
This article from the Los Angeles Daily News talks about how to help kids develop a healthy relationship with food and includes advice such as not using food as a reward and not talking about dieting in front of kids. There are positive tips too, such as eating meals together, exploring foods and letting kids feel they have a sense of control over the foods they eat.