Family meals are indeed key for good health, both physical and mental. After all, it is an opportunity for sharing the day’s events. The timing, though, may be a problem.
Rewards are agreed upon by parent and child before points are earned.
Your tween is starting to want more independence, and this can make it even more difficult to handle their picky eating habits.
Two moms and an expert weigh in.
Weeknights are hectic and leave precious little time to prepare meals or even eat together! However, there is an activity that saves time and money, improves your nutrition, reduces stress and involves the whole family: meal planning!
Toronto writer Andrea Curtis tells us about the lessons she learned while working on her book, What's for Lunch: How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World.
Many schools and school boards have found success with a variety of lunch scenarios including nutrition breaks, using older students as monitors, paid lunch programs and even classical music!
With nutrition having such an important link to learning, schools are hard pressed to come up with solutions that aren't just piecemeal and keep parents and students from getting fed up.
Your kid is somehow able to fit in an enormous amount of food. Where is your 12-year-old putting all this food?
My husband and I are trying to eat healthier (egg whites instead of whole eggs, whole grains, less white carbs) but we don’t want to overly concern our 12-year-old daughter with watching her weight.