If you’ve ever offered a hesitant bribe to get your little ones to eat their veggies (okay, or a trip to Disney), you know the frustration and anxiety parents and caregivers face about child nutrition are.
“Are you eating enough?”
“Are you getting the right nutrients?”
“Why aren’t you eating anything green?”
“Am I failing as a parent ???”
“BUT WHO IS LOADED HERE ?!”
We feel you.
The good news: It is possible to help children get the nutrients they need without everything being perfect. Because let’s be honest: when does this ever happen?
We have worked with over 100,000 customers, many of whom are parents and guardians who want more peace of mind with meals and more vegetables in their fridge.
Here’s what we tell them: You don’t have to win the competition for the best school lunch, have the healthiest family dinners in the world, or ask your kids to eat a heaping plate of vegetables.
Instead, we recommend a different approach: Be gently persistent and take the long run.
When children have choice and control, a basic understanding of why nutrition is important, and a safe, stress-free environment in which to try some food experiments … Much can change. (For the better.)
Check out the infographic below for nine ways to help your little one choose healthier foods for themselves.
Also includes five recipes based on family favorites that most kids will love. No bribe required.
Download the tablet or printer-friendly infographic to share with friends, family, or (if you’re a coach) clients.
Don’t forget to download and save this infographic so that you have stress-free strategies for feeding children when life is busy.
If you are or want to be a trainer …
Learning how to coach clients, patients, friends, or family members through healthy eating and lifestyle changes – in ways that are tailored to their unique bodies, preferences, and circumstances – is both an art and a science.
If you want to learn more about both of them, consider these Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. The next group will start shortly.