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Getting Your Kids to Eat (or at Least Try) Everything by Mark Bittman

Getting Your Kids to Eat Everything

I loved this article! I have been a fan of Mark Bittman since I became interested in food, and one of the things that I like about him is the way he tends to simplify what others can make into extremely complex and detailed issues. There is tons of research about how and what to feed kids, and the food industry has been a major contributor in clouding what used to be intuitive and common-sense practice, but Bittman reminds us that the “rules” can, in fact, be simplified. See the quote from the article below for some sound advice.

“I’ve had struggles with diet and health, about which I’ve written plenty, and I’m sure they stem — as they do for many people — from my undisciplined, eat-everything childhood. Given the problems I had, I think it was easy for Karen and me to see that the key to getting our daughters to eat well was to offer a broad variety of foods, let them discover what they liked, put few restrictions on when and where they ate (although there was no eating while watching TV) and keep junk food out of the house.”

That’s exactly what my parents did, and today I have a healthy relationship with food because of them.

Follow the link to read the rest of the article here: Getting Your Kids to Eat (or at Least Try) Everything