Longer mealtimes led to more healthy eating
Ease of bite-size portions
Promoting healthful eating
How to make mealtimes better
- Parents can play games with the youngsters and let antsy ones have “fidget” toys at the table.
- Children can help with cooking, serving and cleanup.
- Prepare the vegetables in ways that children like. For example, roast them so they aren’t slimy, or dice or shred them.
- And don’t withhold dessert if they resist the healthful stuff. This only makes vegetables less desirable and dessert more so, she said.
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