Picky Eaters Take Care Of Themselves (2001)


I was reading an ad the other day about kids being fussy eaters. I can believe that one for I had three of them and as a matter of fact I was once one myself.

The main thought that I got from the ad sponsored by pork, the other white meat, was that kids are much more likely to eat something that they help to prepare. I can imagine that the helping of the preparation makes it more interesting. a stir here, or a put that here gets the childs interest.

I think that the worst part of a child being a fussy eater is the parents worry that the child eats so little, that he or she may starve to death. My grandfather told me in later years that he just knew that I was going to starve to death when I was little because it seemed like I ate less than a bird. And then he added, but of course time takes care of itself, for as I got older I took more of an interest in eating. Only a grandfather could get away with saying such a thing. That of course would be another story in itself.

It was true that when I was younger food was not my best friend. I can remember hiding my toast behind the stove so I wouldn’t have to eat it. Apparently my dog was out of reach or I could have disposed of it in that fashion.

Getting back to the kids eating habits, the youngest daughter will take a bite or two and then she’s finished. I can remember taking my two elder daughters to McDonalds and buying one small hamburger. Between the two there would be enough left over for several more kids and one of my brothers would be in the middle of a candy bar and he’d leave the other half on the table.

Actually there is a secret to this whole situation-kids will eat enough to substain themselves whether we think so or not. As parents we don’t need to worry so much. Of course the the little tips that we pick up along the way, such as getting the kids involved in meal preparation doesn’t hurt, for as they say every little bit helps no matter how little.

“Children have to develop the right mood-
In order to sit down and have enough of the proper food!”

 

ppp

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