Healthy eating practices are essential for early child development. However, some parents have difficulty getting their children to eat healthy at home. Many children also tend to be picky eaters, only choosing foods that taste good but are not necessarily healthy or good for them.
We provide high-quality childcare in Toledo, Ohio, and here are some strategies that may help make mealtimes more enjoyable and nutritious for your children:
- Lead by Example
Children often like to imitate their parents, so when they see that their parents are eating healthier food, they become more open to eating the same. Parents can also encourage healthier eating practices by showing their children that they are enjoying a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole foods.
- Make Meals Fun
Present food in creative and visually appealing ways to make them more appealing for children. Parents can also use colorful plates and cookie cutters to shape fruits and vegetables. We can also teach your children healthier eating habits with our early childhood education programs.
- Reinforce Positive Behavior
Celebrate small mealtime victories and praise your child when they try new and healthier food. Positive reinforcement can help children build their confidence and willingness to explore new flavors and healthier food options. We can also help your children learn positive skills and behavior with our childcare programs. Our programs provide healthy snacks and meals, organize fun learning activities, and more.
For more information about our learning programs and preschool in Ohio, feel free to call A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center at 419-244-5348. We will help your children develop new skills that build confidence and promote academic success.