Are you one of millions of parents that have to bribe their kids to eat their veggies? Maybe you sneak spinach puree into the brownies? Getting your kid to eat green things (and I don't mean M & M's!) can be impossible or easy, depending on how you approach it when they first start eating. While I may not have the answer to how to get a 10 year old who's never eaten veggies to suddenly like them, I do know that there are simple steps you can take from the very beginning to guarantee that your kids make healthy food choices without a fight. Giving your child the gift of healthy eating habits is one of the greatest things you can do as a parent to help them achieve their highest potential.
Modeling healthy behavior is the single most important thing you can do to inspire your kids to make healthy choices themselves. As they begin to make sense of the world around them, they look to us to learn how to act in the world. When they see us parents enjoying broccoli, spinach, and even blue-green algae, they figure they might as well enjoy it too! Eating together as a family is important for many reasons, one of them being the modeling factor.