Meal times can be stressful and chaotic for any family. Meal times with a picky eater can be especially stressful. Learn a few simple strategies that could help turn your meals into a more enjoyable time of day here!
Is your child rigid and controlling when it comes to meal time? This menu can help give your child control of meal time by providing options for them to choose from. Fill out the menu with 2-3 options that both you and your child can agree upon let them choose what is for dinner.
For picky eaters, being able to understand and predict what is coming during mealtime can assist with power struggles during mealtime. Work with your child to create a meal time menu for the day – or week – as a way to create an expected plan for meal time.
Feeding is necessary for survival. Food is what gives our brain and our bodies the energy to learn, grow, develop and reach our optimal potential. But it is important to know that eating does not come naturally to some kids and thus, mealtime- and feeding in general- can be a very stressful time for families. Learn more about the importance of food play and investigation here.
Kids learn about food through play. Allowing your child to use all of their senses to explore foods can help prepare them for eating a variety of different flavors and textures. Assisting with meal time and including your kids in a variety of food crafts is an awesome way to have some fun while learning. With Valentine's Day around the corner, why not spread some love with food crafts. Check out some fun food crafts here.