The Best Parenting Advice
On Navigating Mealtime
“There is no perfect food or meal. Accept that it’s unlikely that you’ll get your child’s diet totally right and you’ll free
yourself from a lot of guilt. It’s more important to enjoy eating together than to eat ‘healthy’ all the time.” —Jill Castle, registered dietitian and coauthor of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters From High Chair to High School
“Kids are expert hunter-gatherers, so use that impulse to encourage them to read labels. For instance, in the cereal aisle, set them loose looking for a cereal that has less than five grams of sugar per serving. Or in the cracker aisle, ask them to hunt down a box with ‘whole-wheat flour’ listed first.” —Susan Wasinger, author of Eco-Craft and organic-minded mom of two
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