For all parents of school-age boys Fortnite is probably a never-ending feature of home life. I know I have 2 addicts myself :)
I was running a workshop with a lovely couple last night and was using an analogy to help explain why children have to try foods many times before they develop a liking for them (figures on how many varies from expert to expert).
The Dad said "it's just like Fortnite". My ears pricked up as aren't we all looking for something that will support better eating and that our child might be remotely interested in listening to us about?
I discussed it with my boys this morning and they agreed that a great analogy for repeatedly trying a new food is like having a new gun in Fortnite. There is no way you'll be great with the gun initially so you probably won't like using it as much as your old guns. But if you try again and again it could become your favourite.
OK, I admit, Fornite is probably not going to be directly helpful in getting the kids eating but I did like the explanation! We do need to repeatedly try foods to build up a liking for them and having our child understand this can be very helpful.
If your child is not able to try any new foods then keep an eye out for our "7 Days of Eating". We'll be looking at ways that you can gently support your child to do just that.
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.