Halloween is right around the corner. It’s a time for our kids to dress up as their favourite character and walk around to every house collecting candy from our neighbours. However, I do things a little bit differently. Find out how I maintain “healthy mom” status without ruining the fun.
It seems as though the term “Picky Eater” which used to refer to a child acting outside the normal expectations of behaviour is often used whenever a child doesn’t want to eat something, finish everything on their plate or expresses their dislike of a particular food. There’s a balance or fine line; it’s important to set boundaries around eating but it’s also essential for lifelong health that children are allowed to express their likes, dislikes, and feeling of hunger and fullness even when it doesn’t align with our predetermined plans, ideals or goals.
Summertime typically means holidays, vacations, and outdoor fun and fitness, but it also means lots of traveling! While it can be easy to slip up on your health goals for your family due to the convenience of sugar loaded grab-and-go snacks, I want to help you stay focused to keep you and your kids healthy while you’re on the road.