5 steps to fix food fights
Why your kids eat the way they do: 5 easy ways to figure it out and FIX IT!
“No!” “I don’t like it!” “I won’t eat it!” Sound familiar?

You probably have a child who doesn’t eat the way you would like her to.  There are loads of foodie offerings around for children and the way you shape their attitude to food will impact their diet for years to come.  So if your kids are more into fizzy drinks than fruit or go gaga for chips instead of chicken, you may have to take some corrective action now.

Here are 5 steps you can take to figure out what’s going on and then fix it.  With these tips you can turn your cookie monster into a chewing cherub in no time!

Step 1: Develop a successful mentality
Step 2: Think Big! Decide what habits you want your children to have when they grow up and teach these habits now
Step 3: Identify what your child is getting out of acting and eating this way and provide alternatives
Step 4: Identify what is holding you hostage and develop strategy for coping
Step 5: Develop a plan for change

Dina R. Rose, PhD, is an American sociologist who specialises in children and food. She continued her research while in South Africa with her family for a sabbatical year. Dina will be returning to South Africa in August and is available to address groups of parents on food and parenting issues. If you are interested in arranging a visit from Dina for your school or parent group, mail Dina on info@DinaRose.net

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