(#Repost from @kids_nutritionist’s Instagram)
Which side speaks to you?
There’s honestly no “one” way to feed a family. Both of these strategies work in different situations!
Lately a lot of my clients have been struggling with two things: Meal routines and new food exposures, so I figured a lot of us here are too 🙋♀️
Depending on what you may be struggling with, you may alternate these strategies🤷♀️. Find what works for YOUR family.
Holding loving boundaries around a meal routine isn’t easy (or tantrum-proof)🙈.
Benefits for boundaries with meal routines:
-Kids feel safe with a predictable eating pattern (knowing when food is or isn’t coming)
-Kids learn to tune into their bodies! If they are extra hungry they learn to eat a bit more because another meal won’t be coming for a bit. Or, if they ate a lot earlier in the day, they may not eat as much.
Offering a quick pre-dinner fruit/veggie:
-Is a great way to expose them to new foods
-Can prevent a meltdown
-Keeps them pre-occupied!