I am sure you have all heard the sad tale of the shoemaker whose children never had shoes to wear. Sad. Or the baker whose children never had bread to eat. So sad. Well, I am here to tell you an even sadder tale. I am the nutritionist whose children don’t want to eat healthy.
I am embarrassed to even admit it. But, alas, it is true. My kids don’t like healthy food. They wrinkle their noses at veggies. They groan in protest when the word “healthy” is used with any meal that they are expected to eat. They take the tiniest nibbles possible and then act like they just ate poo. Sometimes there is an actual gag. It is discouraging and disappointing. BUT – I am working on it a little every day.
Even the school is trying to teach them healthy eating!
Part of my desire for this blog is to share some of the small victories that are taking place at the Allen home to persuade, beg, or deceive my children into eating “healthy”. My thoughts are, that if I am having a hard time getting my kids to think and eat healthy and receiving some resistance in return, someone else is experiencing the same thing. So why not all share ideas? I like that.
Healthy strategies, bribing, whatever….coming soon. And no nose wrinkling allowed.