Somewhere along the line I realized that always taking the nutritional high road wasn’t getting me anywhere with my kids. As a dietitian it can be tough to break certain nutrition rules, but I have found that doing so is often exactly what’s needed to expand my kids’ food preferences.
Don’t get me wrong, I still think it’s best to maximize nutrition early, but later when children drop certain foods, you may want to consider a gradual approach.
Because with kids, the hurdle is often getting them to deem a food acceptable. Once that hurdle is overcome, it’s easier to modify the food to be more nutritious.
So here are some nutrition rules I break in order to help my kids get out of their food comfort zone. (more…)