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Healthy Eating Habits for Picky Eaters

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Healthy Eating Habits for Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Are you struggling to get them to eat their fruits and vegetables? If so, you are not alone. Many parents find it difficult to get their children to eat healthy foods. However, with a little bit of creativity and patience, it is possible to get even the pickiest of eaters to develop healthy eating habits. In today’s blog post from O2B Kids, we will discuss some tips for helping your child develop healthy eating habits. Read on to learn more!

5 Tips for Picky Eaters Infographic

 

a woman eating healthy foods

Lead by Example

One of the most important things you can do to help your child develop healthy eating habits is to lead by example. If you are eating healthy foods, your child will be more likely to do the same. Try to eat meals together as a family and make sure that everyone is eating the same thing. This will give your child a chance to see what healthy foods look like and how they taste.

children mixing and whisking in a bowl

Let Your Child Participate in Meal Planning & Cooking

Another tip for getting your child to eat healthy foods is to let them help with meal planning and preparation. Allow them to choose their favorite fruits and vegetables and help you prepare meals. This will give them a sense of ownership over their food and they will be more likely to eat it if they have helped prepare it.

Mac and cheese with Brussels sprouts

Get Creative With Recipes

If your child is really picky, you may need to get creative with your recipes. Try incorporating their favorite fruits and vegetables into meals that they already enjoy. For example, if your child loves macaroni and cheese, try adding some chopped up broccoli or tomatoes to the dish. You can also make healthy smoothies or juices using their favorite fruits and vegetables.

a toddler enjoying vegetables

Remember that Developing Habits Takes Time

Finally, don’t give up if your child doesn’t immediately take to healthy eating. It can take time for them to develop new habits. Be patient and keep trying different techniques until you find something that works for your family. With a little effort, you can help your child develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

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These are just a few tips for helping your child develop healthy eating habits. With a little bit of creativity and patience, you can get even the pickiest of eaters to eat healthy foods.

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