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Establishing Healthy Eating Habits

I was asked quite awhile back to write about establishing healthy eating habits, and I'm just now getting around to it. 

I hope this will help you out a bit as a parent no matter if your child is just a toddler or going into school.


Our kids are 8 1/2, 8, and 17 months right now and they all eat pretty well. Has it always been easy to get them to eat good healthy foods? No, not really. When they were about I'd guess three or four years old, I brought up to my husband that we should try to get them to eat SALAD. 

We all mostly enjoy scrambled eggs with a skillet mix full of peppers, onions, and diced potatoes. 


Yes, I said salad for a 3 and 4 year old. Well, that was a good plan right? Except that I personally didn't like salad, but to show them that salad is a good food, I had to suck it up and eat it too. Go Mommy! 

Some other foods that they started liking soon after that and even eat some of these now, at 8 and 8 1/2 are broccoli and carrots. They mainly will eat carrots if there is some ranch to dip it in, as well as they be baby carrots. Our youngest hasn't started to get picky with many foods yet.

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