Encouraging Your Kids To Eat the Healthy Foods

Trying to feed the children healthier foods but having a tough time getting them to eat the food? These tips might be just what you were looking for.

This easy to understand and implement tip sheet from USDA's Team Nutrition answers the following questions:

  1. How Can I Spark a Child's Interest in Food?
  2. How Can I Get Children to Try New Foods? (Hint: They Advise Us To Use The 4 P's!)
  3. How Can I Get Children to Eat Healthful Foods?
  4. How Can I Communicate With Parents and Families?
  5. How Can I Put This Information into Practice in my Child Care Program?

All of the answers include links to some fabulous resources, including emerging readers to help you talk about foods with the children and helpful phrases to use while the children are tasting the new foods.

This Tip Sheet : Encourage Healthful Foods, is an additional supplement to a larger handbook Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

This book helps you set up healthier environments for your child care.


Referencing:

FNS, USDA, Team Nutrition: Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/handbookslides.pdf

FNS, USDA, Team Nutrition: Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Supplement C: Encourage Healthful Foods • http://www.teamnutrition.usda.gov/library.html

 

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