Last Updated on June 29, 2022 by Rebecca Huff
How to Get Your Kid to Eat (Almost) Everything
Most parents have faced the challenge of meeting resistance when introducing a child to new foods. As they grow older, mealtimes can become a battleground where power struggles between parent and child ensue.
It doesn't have to be this way. You don't have to be a short-order cook, and you don't have to make food that looks like an art project to get your child to eat something besides “kid-friendly” chicken nuggets and grilled cheese. Instilling healthy eating habits in your little one doesn't have to be a pipe dream.
As parents, we want to raise children who don't live on junk food, make healthy choices, and reach for whole foods at snack time. However, many of us go about teaching our toddlers and young children all about how “good for you” these foods are, which can backfire.
Enter Julie Revelant, today's guest on A Healthy Bite podcast. Listen as Julie shares some tips for getting more vegetables into your child's diet and reducing angst at the dinner table. Julie advocates instilling healthy eating patterns by modeling them to your child while taking the focus off what the food does and putting it on how it makes you feel.
Dinnertime can be a peaceful and enjoyable part of your day! Children can learn to enjoy a variety of foods, including healthy snacks (and veggies) from all the food groups. that your child refuses to eat right now.
Julie's course promises to turn picky eaters into little foodies. (Although, take note, one of the biggest mistakes she's seen parents make is labeling their toddlers' picky eaters the second they refuse to eat.)
In this 5-day video email course, you’ll learn my best secrets to get your kids to eat their vegetables and try new foods, and help you put an end to picky eating for good.JulieRevelant.com
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Julie Revelant Bio
As a health journalist, Julie Revelant has written hundreds of stories for print and digital outlets including FoxNews.com, EverydayHealth.com, WhatToExpect.com, TheBump.com, Reader’s Digest (digital), FIRST for Women, and Woman’s World magazines. For nearly 6 years, she wrote Healthy Mama for Fox News, where she covered pregnancy, postpartum, maternal and children’s health, and nutrition.
As the founder of Revelant Writing, LLC, Julie provides content marketing, brand journalism, and copywriting services for B2B healthcare companies such as UnitedHealthcare, Tivity Health and Abbott Nutrition. Before starting Revelant Writing, Julie worked as an associate writer and producer for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network where she won several awards for her work, a production associate for The Tyra Banks Show, and in marketing and sales for the ABC Television Network.
On JulieRevelant.com, Julie covers the latest research, recommendations, and guidelines on children’s nutrition, offers science-based expert insight, and easy, real-life strategies to help parents raise healthy eaters. Julie volunteers for Hillside Food Outreach, an organization in Danbury, CT that combats food insecurity. Julie lives in Bethel, CT with her husband and two daughters.
Food Issues Podcast
With hundreds of thousands of Americans dying each year from obesity, type-2 diabetes, and a slew of chronic health conditions—all a direct result of food inequities, a broken food culture, and food marketing, and worsened by COVID-19, a significant shift in how we think about food and how we feed our kids must happen now if we want to change the trajectory of health for our kids.
“Food Issues” hosted by health journalist and blogger Julie Revelant features interviews with authors, researchers, healthy food advocates, and thought leaders who want to educate, inspire, and empower organizations, parents, and local communities to create real, lasting change and ensure a healthier future for our kids. Through profound conversations that uncover the real issues affecting families coupled with easy, practical tips for parents, this podcast is the place to change our kids’ futures.
Here are some episodes you can expect:
- Feeding Kids In 2021
- COVID-19’s Impact on School Lunch
- The New Home Kitchen
- Food Marketing, Advertisers and Kid Influencers
- How To Cut Down on Food Waste
- Cooking Through COVID-19
“Food Issues”is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and Stitcher.