Creating Healthy
    Eaters
 Beverly Pressey, MS,RD,
                    Mom
Learn to Enjoy Eating with your
               Children
   Family meals are important
     Family    meal defined:
     ...
Why are Family Meals
              Important
   Studies have shown that children who eat
    3 or more meals with their f...
Detriments to Family Meals
 Preparation: shopping
 Cooking and clean-up


 Frustration: deciding what to prepare to
  k...
Selecting What to Prepare
   It’s your job to decide what to offer at
    meals and offer it in an appropriate and
    in...
The Two Food Groups:
   Those the help you grow big and strong or
    growing foods

   Those that are fun
Growing Foods
 Fruits and Vegetables
 Meats, cheese, nuts, beans, fish, eggs,
  tofu
 Whole grain foods
 Unprocessed f...
Fun Foods
 White flour bread and snack foods
 Fried foods
 High sugar foods: candy, juice
 Most baked goods
 High sal...
Other Adult Responsibilities
 Letting children help prepare meals.
 Require an appropriate level of table
  manners.
 S...
Not Your Job:
   How much food a child eats.
   What order food is eaten.
   Whether a child eats or not.
   Bribing, ...
Give your Child Responsibility
 Serve themselves when they are able.
 Chose to eat or not.
 Realize the consequences of...
Trust your Child, Show them that
            You Trust Them.
   Let them keep their natural ability to know
    when they...
Offering Fun Food
 When and how much is up to you.
 Let the child know that this is fun food so
  they will only be allo...
Children Will Not Over or Under Eat

   IF:
     They  are offered regular meals and snacks of
      a variety of health...
You Control Timing of Meals and
                Snacks

   A hungry child is a motivated eater.
     Motivated   eaters:...
If Your Child Chooses Not to Eat

 That is their choice.
 Remind them that there will be no more
  food until…
 They wi...
You Will Not:
 Become a short order cook.
 Give into begging for food directly after
  food was offered.
 Yell, threate...
“I’m hungry”
   “I would be hungry too if I didn’t eat
    anything for dinner.

   “I would be hungry too if I only ate...
Snacks vs. Meals
   Nutrition at snacks and meals should be
    equal, because your child doesn’t know
    the difference...
Dessert
   Whether a dessert is a fun food or a good
    and good for you food, it should be offered
    to a child wheth...
milk
 A child 1 or over only needs 2 cups of milk
  a day.
 You do not need to serve milk with every
  meal.
 Always of...
protein
 Many young children don’t like meat.
 Children don’t need a large portion of a
  protein food at each meal, the...
Beverly Pressey,MS, RD, Mom
   Consultations, speaking, 1-1 counseling

   Author: Simple and Savvy Strategies for
    C...
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  1. 1. Creating Healthy Eaters Beverly Pressey, MS,RD, Mom
  2. 2. Learn to Enjoy Eating with your Children  Family meals are important  Family meal defined:  Everyone present  NO: TV, telephones, books, magazines, radio  Any meal of the day, any time of the day
  3. 3. Why are Family Meals Important  Studies have shown that children who eat 3 or more meals with their family:  Better nutrition from home meals  Better food choices away from home  Better grades in school  Less likely of abuse alcohol and drugs  Have greater self esteem
  4. 4. Detriments to Family Meals  Preparation: shopping  Cooking and clean-up  Frustration: deciding what to prepare to keep everyone happy  Arguing: trying to get your kids to eat
  5. 5. Selecting What to Prepare  It’s your job to decide what to offer at meals and offer it in an appropriate and inviting manner.  By offering food-you have done your job.
  6. 6. The Two Food Groups:  Those the help you grow big and strong or growing foods  Those that are fun
  7. 7. Growing Foods  Fruits and Vegetables  Meats, cheese, nuts, beans, fish, eggs, tofu  Whole grain foods  Unprocessed food
  8. 8. Fun Foods  White flour bread and snack foods  Fried foods  High sugar foods: candy, juice  Most baked goods  High salt foods
  9. 9. Other Adult Responsibilities  Letting children help prepare meals.  Require an appropriate level of table manners.  Supplying appropriate table setting and eating environment.  Offer food regularly, every 1.5-2.5 hours.
  10. 10. Not Your Job:  How much food a child eats.  What order food is eaten.  Whether a child eats or not.  Bribing, rewarding, cajoling or tricking a child to eat. THESE ARE YOUR CHILD’S JOB Don’t be an over achiever!
  11. 11. Give your Child Responsibility  Serve themselves when they are able.  Chose to eat or not.  Realize the consequences of their decisions.
  12. 12. Trust your Child, Show them that You Trust Them.  Let them keep their natural ability to know when they are hungry and sated (full).  0-1years: feed on demand  1 year-until they move out: Continue to follow their lead
  13. 13. Offering Fun Food  When and how much is up to you.  Let the child know that this is fun food so they will only be allowed a certain amount.  Always serve a growing food with a fun food so a child can eat to satiety at every meal or snack.
  14. 14. Children Will Not Over or Under Eat  IF:  They are offered regular meals and snacks of a variety of healthy foods.  They are not constantly and continuously encouraged to eat after they have shown they are finished eating.
  15. 15. You Control Timing of Meals and Snacks  A hungry child is a motivated eater.  Motivated eaters:  Eat  Are more likely to try new foods
  16. 16. If Your Child Chooses Not to Eat  That is their choice.  Remind them that there will be no more food until…  They will not starve or have any nutritional deficiencies.
  17. 17. You Will Not:  Become a short order cook.  Give into begging for food directly after food was offered.  Yell, threaten, bribe or punish.
  18. 18. “I’m hungry”  “I would be hungry too if I didn’t eat anything for dinner.  “I would be hungry too if I only ate a cookie for dinner.”
  19. 19. Snacks vs. Meals  Nutrition at snacks and meals should be equal, because your child doesn’t know the difference between a meal and a snack.  If meals and snacks before dinner are mostly fun foods, you are now determined to get your child to eat dinner.
  20. 20. Dessert  Whether a dessert is a fun food or a good and good for you food, it should be offered to a child whether they ate or not.
  21. 21. milk  A child 1 or over only needs 2 cups of milk a day.  You do not need to serve milk with every meal.  Always offer water for thirst after the cup of milk is gone.
  22. 22. protein  Many young children don’t like meat.  Children don’t need a large portion of a protein food at each meal, there is some protein in all foods except fruits.  Children ages 1-3 need 16 grams for protein, they receive 14 grams from 2 cups of milk.
  23. 23. Beverly Pressey,MS, RD, Mom  Consultations, speaking, 1-1 counseling  Author: Simple and Savvy Strategies for Creating Healthy Meals  Contact at:  PracticalFamilyNutrition.com

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