Nutrition is a Family Affair

The strongest lesson in the AskDrSears.com alphabet of teaching nutrition is that it takes a family to teach nutrition. When the members of your household come together to explore and enjoy healthy food, good memories are forming for your children, helping them to associate healthy eating with happy times.

Throw a Themed Dinner Party

It doesn’t take much to turn a meal into a fiesta. Try one of the fun dinner themes suggested by lifescript or ask your kids for their ideas. Do they want to travel the world through vegetables? Maybe they want to imagine what aliens would could with whole grains.

Create Restaurant Ambiance

Put your kids in charge of making the dinner table feel like a night on the town with fun crafts such as coffee filter flowers from She Knows Living. Ask them to name the healthy restaurant and make a sign. Help them write out the dinner menu and let them decorate the menu.

Freezer Meals
Freezer Meals / Kathleen Franklin / CC BY 2.0

Don’t Forget Choice

No matter how fun you make dinner time, there will be those meals that your kids would rather whine about for two hours than touch with a ten-foot-pole. Once-a-month cooking techniques such as The Kitchn’s “Make 46 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours” can give you some flexibility to avoid the whining by offering an alternative healthy meal once in a while.

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