Babies are intuitive eaters. They are in tune with their body’s natural ability to know when they are hungry and when they are satisfied.
To support your child to stay in touch with their body cues and retain this ability into adulthood, there are a range of things you can do around family food times.
A parent or caregiver’s role is to decide when, where and what food is offered to children. Adopt a flexible approach to your child’s eating, and allow them to choose what and how much to eat.
Below are five areas in which you can support your child or children to develop an ongoing healthy relationship with food.
Area 1: Mealtimes
Area 2: Nourishing foods
Area 3: Positive food experiences
Area 4: Body acceptance
Area 5: Role Modelling
The Food Connection
Tips and Tricks have been prepared by nutritionists, dieticians, health professionals and parents from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
Tips & Tricks
Cooking with Kids
After School Snack Ideas
Easy Tips for Freezing Food
Keeping Fruit and Veggies Longer
Meal Planning Tips
Snacks on a Stick
Top five tips for encouraging children to enjoy more vegetables
How to Reduce Food Waste
Supporting a Healthy Relationship With Food