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Food & eating

01/10/2015

Managing food issues

Managing food issues

How and what we feed our children can be one of the most fraught areas of parenting, sometimes leading to feelings of intense worry, guilt or even shame.  Are they eating enough? Are they over eating?  When will they eat more vegetables?  How much sugar is too much?  When we as parents add in our own often complex relationships with food, plus the ever present societal beliefs around health and body image, it becomes clear why it can feel such an issue.

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01/08/2012

A tip to increase their 5-a-day

A tip to increase their 5-a-day

A simple but effective way to encourage children to eat (or at least try) more fruit and vegetables is to get them involved in one way or another.

One way of doing this with school aged children (or even pre-schoolers who are learning their letters) is to write down as many fruits or vegetables beginning with each letter of the alphabet and get their agreement to trying one each day.  There are some ideas below or the supermarket shelves are good for inspiration.

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