Thought I'd ponder the question why as parents we often end up giving our kids something we know doesn't have the same nutritional clout as another food. In this case crackers v broccoli.
We all know broccoli is a winner and crackers well, not so much.
So why are crackers more often found on the menu and broccoli left to wilt in the veggie drawer?
I think one of the first issues is societal expectations. Kids will love crackers. Broccoli, well that's going to be much harder.
As individual parents let's guard against the dangerous mind-set that sneaks up unawares:
1. I was fussy as a kid so my kid will also feel the same (not so!)
2. Kids generally don't like veggies (not so!)
3. It's easier to get them to eat something they love. Yes it is but where does this lead long-term?
As parents we wield so much power. Let's think carefully about how our thoughts can have a huge impact on the way our kids approach food.
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.