This is a fascinating excerpt from a Ted Talk and totally resonated with me. I know the way we talk about and around food and feeding is super important.
From the simple marketing: I would much prefer to eat a steak than a "bit of cow". Or tuck into a yoghurt rather than some milk mixed with bacteria.
To the emotive: "That is disgusting" or "Ewww yuck" is not going to make me enthusiastic about eating.
Or the atmosphere: "Eat up, come on have another bite, why are you not eating. How come you're so fussy?".
The good news is that as parents we are totally in control of the language that gets used. We can teach our children how we want them to talk in regards to food.
Have you thought about how language impacts approach?
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.