People are always asking my husband and I how we get our children to eat real food.
So I decided to get him on Eat Real Food TV (okay…walk downstairs into our kitchen!) to answer it together.
In this episode, John and I discuss how our carb-loving kids – now ages 6 and 8 – went from eating Goldfish crackers, Cheerios, bread, and vanilla yogurt to enjoying all of the real food we eat.
Bottom line: It is possible to bring your children on board with clean eating, but patience is your biggest virtue!
Now we want to hear from you. Which of our suggestions will you try with your family? Can you offer any of your own advice for helping the little ones to embrace real food?
Thanks for watching!
Like this post? Want free weekly inspiration to eat, move, and sleep your way to optimal health? As a bonus I’ll send you my e-book, Top 7 Mistakes (even) Health Conscious People Make.
Health conscious says
Congratulations on getting your kids to transition to healthy food at such an early age. We have several food sensitivities within our family and have seen Dr.Durkin on many occasions. Because of this we do follow a healthy diet more along the paleo line. I wish you luck with your kids in the days to come. As they mature if they are anything like mine, all that knowledge goes out the window as it is easier to become a follower than a leader in the food department. College/University?? Next to impossible to eat healthy when a mandatory meal program is in place as options (depends on institute) are anything but healthy. I feel safe in saying the next years for you are going to be challenging ones.
Carolyn Coffin says
I’m aware that it’s tricky for teenagers and college age kids to make good food choices – I’ve heard that from many of my clients so I’m aware of the challenges that lie ahead. My main goal is to teach my kids about healthy choices, but after that it’s up to them to follow through (or not), especially as they get older. Even at 6 and 8, they make a lot of their own decisions about what to eat (e.g. birthday parties) and we support their choices, recognizing the many outside influences that exist to eat less than healthy food. Perfection is not an option here, only doing the best that they/we can.