Disclosure: I am happy to bring you this sponsored post today, thanks to Alberta Milk. All thoughts are my own!
"What should I do if my child doesn't eat dinner?" As a dietitian working with young families, this is a very common question.
Should you be worried that your child isn't eating enough? Bribe him with dessert, so he finishes dinner? And should you still give her a bedtime snack if she doesn't eat dinner? I'll answer all of those questions for you here!
First of all, know that you're not alone if your child often doesn't eat dinner. Dinner is the most challenging meal of the day for most young children, for a few reasons:
If there was something easy that you could do to provide your children with a more nutritious diet, lower their chances of developing an eating disorder and decrease their risk that they will be involved in violence or drug abuse, would you? Of course! And what is this "easy thing?" Eating together as a family!
Sure, it sounds easy. But throw in odd work schedules, kids activities every night of the week and teens that would rather hang out with their friends and it becomes more challenging!
Here are a few tips to make a family meal routine work for you, at least a few times per week: