Attack of the snacks
What can I eat now?
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Tammy Gardner)
Mom's snack list: popcorn, fruit, yoghurt, a nice healthy peanut butter brown bread sandwich, juice. 
Joel's snack list: biltong, chocolate, crisps, a nice greasy toasted cheese on white, fizzy cola.

Yep, we do not have a similar idea of what a child on school holidays should be nibbling on.

During the school term it's easy: I control the lunchbox, I control the snacks.

But when I am at work, or sitting at my laptop weakly pretending to be paying attention to the latest soccer card acquisition, things go a leeetle bit pear-shaped. Or rather, any shape not close to a pear.

I usually win, because I am Mom. But I wish he would get the urge to eat a little more healthily from somewhere deep within.
 
Do you think the switch will happen one day? What does your child snack on?

Here are some stories about food and your kids:

Food is a parenting issue

Food and your teen

5 Steps to fix food fights

And if you need more ideas, visit our nutrition centre.

My next goal, find a way to disguise brussels sprouts. Chocolate-dipped?



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