Establishing Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

We love food in our house! Even with two young toddlers (a 3 year old and a 2 year old) we eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as plenty of sources of dairy, grains, and protein. We are not perfect, but we try each day.

If you are having trouble in this area, I suggest going through the posts below to discover the 10 rules of healthy eating habits. Knowing and implementing these rules could very well change the dynamic of meals in your home!

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Children will never learn to eat well unless parents are there to guide them consistently and lovingly. Here are 10 important eating habits all kids need to learn and why.

Kids and Food: Great Eating Habits Start with YOU

At your wits end with getting your child to eat? Implement the snacking rule and see if your child's eating habits change.

Kids and Food: The Snacking Rule

When you let your child decide what to eat on a daily basis, it leads to short-order cooking. Here's how you can reverse this awful dilemma by sticking to your guns and making just one meal for your family at dinner time!

Kids and Food: Short-Order Cooking

The more you offer your child veggies, the more they will start to actually like them. Here are 5 simple, yet delicious vegetables to offer to your child this week to spark some creativity and hopefully ease the transition from no veggies to a diet full of them.

Kids and Food: Eat Your Veggies

Emotional eating can become a serious problem as your child gets older. Learn how to start offering non-food rewards and bribes now so they don't develop an emotional attachment to food.

Kids and Food: Emotional Eating

Children need to taste new foods several times before they start to like them. Getting them to taste new foods can be a challenge, so here are 4 things you can do to help your child be open to the idea of new foods.

Kids and Food: Taste Everything

Eating together often as a family comes with a lot of great benefits, especially for kids. Make it a priority to have family mealtime and make some simple changes so everyone can enjoy this time together.

Kids and Food: No Distractions

It's so convenient to give a child a diet of processed foods, but here are 4 reasons why you might want to give a real food diet a try instead.

Kids and Food: Eat Real Food

A relaxing and enjoyable family dinner starts in the kitchen. If you are taking time to enjoy the cooking part, you will start to have a wonderful experience at the dinner table, even with kids!

Kids and Food: Eat Slow

A picky eater can be turned into a food connoisseur before your very eyes if you implement healthy eating habits in your home. Find out all the ways you can make changes to your meals and start working on your picky child one small step at a time.

Kids and Food: Let the Food Rules Guide, Not Rule

In conjunction with these posts, I highly recommend that you read French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters* by Karen Le Billon.

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