Feeding children should be easy. Hunger is a basic biological drive and eating should be a straightforward and fun part of family life. But so often it is not. Parents are busy, food is expensive and cooking takes time, and even when you have managed to prepare the family meal, children announce random likes and dislikes that seem to come out of nowhere. And on top of all that, we have the fears of obesity and eating disorders looming in the background. How do we get our children to eat healthily when they don't like healthy food? How do we get them to eat more without making them fat? How do we keep them a normal weight without giving them an eating disorder? How do we get them to be more active when all they want to do is watch TV or play on their phone? And what do we do about a daughter who starts to obsess about her weight?
This book aims to describe what constitutes a healthy diet and how to achieve this without making food an issue for your child. It addresses many of the problems parents face when feeding their children and offers tips on how to overcome these without making matters worse. And it looks at the ways in which we talk about food, shop and prepare food, and eat food with our children, and the impact this has on them as they grow up.
This book is aimed at parents with children across the age range from babies and toddlers through to teenagers and young adults. Some may feel they have a specific problem with feeding their child, but ...