We surveyed 1000 parents with children aged four to 11, asking the question, ‘What do you find most challenging about providing a healthy lunchbox for your child?’
Our results showed that of the 1000 respondents, 426 (43%) said that fussy eating was the most challenging.
As a parent, it can be very difficult to provide your children with the right foods, especially if they refuse to eat anything green! But it is important to remember that most of the time, the problem will not last forever. Children will dislike something one day, but they may like it the following week.
Chelsea, mum of three, shares her experience.
“Basically, I have tried everything to get them to eat different foods. No pudding, offering no alternative – eat or go hungry, rewards for trying new food, separating food on the plate, putting something different on the plate but not mentioning it, giving them something off my plate saying ‘here, try this!’, but nothing seemed to work.
I have found that…