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Stop thinking about nutrition and start thinking about your childs eating habits instead.
You already know how to give your kids healthy food. But the hard part is getting them to eat it. After years of research and working with parents, Dina Rose, discovered a powerful truth: When parents focus solely on nutrition, their kidssurprisinglyeat poorly. But when families shift their emphasis to behaviors the skills and habits kids are taughtthey learn to eat right.
Every child can learn to eat wellbut only if you show them how to do it. Dr. Rose describes the three habitsproportion, variety, and moderationall kids need to learn, and gives you clever, practical ways to teach these food skills. All children can learn:
How to confidently explore strange, new foods
How to know when theyre hungry and when theyre full
What to do when they say theyre starving”and about to attend a birthday party
How to branch out from easy-to-like prepackaged kid fare to more mature tastes and textures: savory, tangy, runny, crunchy.
How to engage in open and honest talk about food without yelling I dont like it!”
With It's Not About the Broccoli, you can teach your children how to eat, and give them the skills they need for a lifetime of health and vitality.
Answering a multitude of questionssuch as What should a parent do with a child who wants to snack continuously? How should parents deal with a young teen who has declared herself a vegetarian and refuses to eat any type of meat? Or What can parents do with a child who claims he doesn't like what's been prepared, only to turn around and eat it at his friend's house?this guide explores the relationship between parents, children, and food in a warm, friendly, and supportive way.
About the Author
Dina Rose, PhD
, is a sociologist, parent educator and feeding expert with more than 15 years experience in teaching, research and public speaking. She has helped thousands of parents teach their kids to eat right with her innovative approach to parenting. Dina has written for Huffington Post
and Psychology Today
, and maintains an active blog on her website. She lives with her husband and daughter in Hoboken, New Jersey.