Having a logical plan to follow is a large part of success when it comes to supporting our children to eat widely and well.
This week we'll look at 7 steps to eating.
The first is that the food is put on the table. I know, I know it seems ridiculously obvious. And it is. But a lot of eating well is logical and simple. It's a question of rinsing and repeating and doing it calmly month in, month out.
The first step to wanting to eat something is developing a basic comfort level with its look and its smell. This means that foods have to be in plain sight repeatedly.
Start with just having the foods we want our children to eat on the table.
If our child is really sensitive to smells or phobic about the look of certain foods then we may have to do some work on that first. However, for the majority of picky eaters this is a really easy step and therefore there is nothing stopping us doing this all the time.
Tomorrow we'll look at the Second Step to eating.
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.