This is Part 4 of a collection of posts used to write my book How to Raise a Mindful Eater
You serve dinner with all the food groups and your kids first reach for the pasta, bread, rice, tortillas or whatever carb source you have on the table. After a while, you remind them of the other food on their table or plate. Maybe you get so frustrated you simply instruct them to eat some protein or veggies.
Believe it or not, a child’s preference for carbs is a key barrier to teaching them moderation. Not because they like carbs but because parents don’t always understand the why behind children’s preferences, and may end up drawing the wrong conclusions.
Lately, my research has revealed some interesting facts about kids’ eating I think every parent needs to know. So similar to this post on picky eating, let’s hear it from the kids perspective. (more…)