Children can be finicky when it comes to eating certain foods. So taking them out to eat is an impossible feat.
Most fast food restaurants don’t offer healthy foods on their menus, so we are left little options. Kids can be restless when waiting for the food to arrive, but with patience they can learn proper table manners as well as healthier eating habits.
Trying apples and orange slices instead of French fries is a good start. Just making subtle changes is a great way to start a trend towards healthy eating. Make the changes stick by using persistence and patience, change doesn’t happen overnight
Sure we’d all love to eat that double cheese burger, but is it really the best option? Trying a grilled chicken sandwich in its place may be a satisfying alternative for those who are health conscious
It’s a nice alternative to take your child to the park for lunch. You can both enjoy the weather and your healthy lunch in the great outdoors. Fresh air and activity will help burn off the calories from lunch too, so it’s a good option.
If you are going out to a sit down dinner, then it is wise to take some paper, pencils and crayons along to keep the kids entertained. It may be awhile before the food arrives and little kids need constant stimulation.
If you show your children the joys in healthy foods you can encourage them to eat healthily their whole lives.
See if they’ll go for toast with jam instead of the fattening pastry treats they usually like to have. A little extra sugar-free jam on whole grain toast is still better than a sugar-laden donut.
Children can eat healthy if you try some unique ways to sway their choices from the non-nutritional items they’ve grown accustomed to ordering. Be persistent but flexible as your child navigates a new way of eating healthy.