Yesterday we talked about having the new foods we want our child to eat on the table.
The next logical step is of course on the plate.
Our child has to become as familiar as possible with a new food to maximise the chances that they will learn to eat it.
One of my favourite phrases is "if it's not on the plate it can't get eaten". Again I know this is obvious but it's something we often give up on far too soon. If we're not seeing immediate results it seems like a waste of time.
If having new foods on the plate is distressing then we need to spend time with our child building that comfort level. It's also often supportive to have them put foods on the plate themselves - rather than us plonking them down! This is something I spend a lot of time working on during a workshop with parents.
Tomorrow let's look at the Third Step to eating. Now what could that be?
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.