Tonight, I asked my two daughters (age 4 and 7) to list their favorite foods. The list was long and included things like pizza, candy and of course, doughnuts. When asked to list their favorite healthy foods, I was greeted with about a minute of silence. Finally, my youngest said water and my oldest went with corn. Needless to say, dinnertime can be a battle with my two picky eaters.
While, my husband and I continually offer a variety of foods to our children, it can be more than challenging for them to take a small taste. We have had some success though with spinach and carrots…a small victory but I’ll take it. As a Mom, I worry that the kids are not getting their nutritional requirements, so I supplement with vitamins while still working on expanding their taste buds. Picky eating seems to be widespread throughout my circle of friends with children this age, so it is comforting to know I am not alone.
I am excited to tell you that I am a Boost Kids Essentials Brand Ambassador and for the next several weeks, I will be sharing my journey with my two picky eaters. On the Boost Facebook page, each week we will be introducing you to a new family struggling with these same issues. First up is the Brunelle Family! With both parents working full time outside of the home, I can certainly relate to their mealtime struggles. The parents worry that their oldest son, Van, who weighs less than the 50% percentile, may get picked on by larger classmates. Boost Kids Essentials works well with their fast paced lifestyle while providing 24 essential vitamins and nutrient plus 7 grams of protein! And the best part? Van loves it!
Do you have a story to share about mealtime struggles? How do you deal with picky eating in your home? Share your Story now through June 19th on the Boost Kids Essentials Facebook page for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
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