Does the child twist their noses into the vegetables? Do you exchange food for snacks? See what you can (and what you can not) do to help you have a balanced diet, eating everything a little, and without exaggeration.
Be the exception to the rule: INCORRECT!
If the idea is to get your child to eat vegetables, vegetables and fruits, you also have to comply with that rule. Your plate should serve as an example. The more colorful and varied, the better!
Hide food on the plate: INCORRECT!
It seems like a genial idea to camouflage the cabbage under the steak or chop the carrots in the middle of the beans. After all, you want your child to eat well, right? It’s just that – besides breaking his trust in you – it keeps him from getting used to food as it is, with its texture, taste, and color. How will he know what he likes like that?
Insist to eat more: INCORRECT!
“Just another bite”; “Do not get off the table until you finish.” Shoot the first cauliflower who has never thought (or did) such a threat. Unlike opening your child’s appetite, this speech only creates a malaise at the table and disrespects what the body of your child says. Hungry child eats. You can trust.
Insist to prove: CORRECT!
If your child has not fallen in love with broccoli at the first fork, do not give up! Studies point out that, before the child says he definitely does not like a food, he needs to try it eight to 12 times. Use creativity and look for new ways of preparation, such as souffle, pie filling and stew.
Complete the meal: INCORRECT!