I'm posting this not to push guilt buttons or to worry parents unnecessarily but to raise awareness.
It is something I discuss with parents in my individual workshops. Eating nutrient low, processed foods does not fill us up in the same way as whole foods do.
We can eat a whole packet of crackers and still feel like more even though there is that whole mass of food in our stomach.
This can be very challenging for children as their brain is telling them they are hungry even though their stomach may be full.
It is also the reason why you may have a child that is constantly nagging for snacks even though you are always doling out food.
Finding a way we can improve the nutrient density of commonly accepted foods for picky eaters is something I am constantly working on.
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.