A lunch box, pencil kit and backpack are essentials for Back-to-School Season.
But here are three school supplies that often get overlooked.
- Coping with New Skill Set.
- Independence Aptitude Toolset
- Being Different Proficiency Pack
The good news is that giving your children these Back-to-School supplies doesn’t cost a dime. The ever-better news is that giving your kids these tools can transform how they eat. It’s all about a mindset.
In the next couple of posts I’ll address more common back-to-school food issues: School Lunch, Breakfast before School, and School Snacks. But for now…
The beginning of every school year is loaded with new experiences. Obvious new moments include new teachers and new classmates. Sometimes there are also new schools and new routines to master as well.
We all know that some children cope with new better than others. But did you know that all new experiences help children cope with new food?
The second children go off to school, parents lose a measure of control. Independence, the very thing we want for our children, can become a small, shall we say, problem. They do—and eat—kind of whatever they want.
The goal, with regard to food, is to trust your children to eat, or not eat, certain foods. Send only one or two bites of vegetable if that’s what your children agree to eat. Allow chocolate milk on Fridays.
Many good eating habits press children to eat differently than their friends. Sometimes this is due to cultural food traditions, but other times it simply reflects family habits around sweets and treats. The Being Different Proficiency Pack is an essential tool for learning and maintaining healthy eating habits.
~Changing the conversation from nutrition to habits.~