Healthy Children - July 2013

 

Tips for Offering New Foods to Children

  • Let your child help plan and prepare family meals.
  • Plan meals that contain foods your child likes along with a new food.
  • Offer the new food when the child is rested and in a good mood.
  • Make mealtime fun and relaxed.
  • Set a good example by eating all foods yourself.
  • Let your child serve their own plate.
  • Let your child decide whether or not to taste a new food.
  • Be patient - you may need to offer a new food ten times before your child decides to try it.
  • Serve food in new ways so your child will want to try them.
  • Remember that children do best when they feel in control of their eating.