How to encourage your children to eat healthily

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Here at Jumping Stars, we might only look after your children for a short while, but we know that being a parent is never easy and there are plenty of things that you need to keep in mind and think about when it comes to caring for your kids.

One big headache causer for many parents is getting your child to eat the right things so here is a book that I suggest you read is How to Get Your Kids to Eat....

It is no secret that children (and many adults for that matter) would prefer to only eat tasty treats and leave the vegetables for another time. But, the truth is, this just isn’t going to keep you very healthy. Try to roll play with your child using different vegetable toys and teach him about different vegetable and the benefits of it.


So, what can you do about it? How do you encourage a child who is pretty insistent on eating the wrong things how to eat the right things?


Now, we know that this might be easier said than done. But, one thing that you can do for your children is to encourage them to try out as many foods as possible.

This does require some planning, and will maybe mean a bit of food waste as they get to grips with flavours that they do or don’t like. But, it is important to remind yourself that the more you offer them, then the more chance that you will have to find something that they like. If you just become a parent and looking to educate yourself on what skills a parents should have this book might help When Partners Become Parents by Carolyn Pape Cowan & Philip A. Cowan


Eat with them and cook with them