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June Theme: Successes and Failures in Feeding Children

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“How do you get your kids to eat so many vegetables?” or “I just can’t believe your kids eat all those meals you make!” I am asked these questions all. the. time. So, my theme for June over on heartysmarty.com is going to be my offering of tips that work for helping my kids eat well-rounded meals and snacks. Honestly, I hesitated following through with this theme this month, because I still have challenges in this area. Even within our family we have great diversity of eaters and taste preferences. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That being said, I have learned a lot through the years on what works for our family. You will probably be surprised by some of the successes and failures I have had in teaching my children to be intuitive eaters, and I am going to share lots of those with you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To start, the division of responsibility in feeding children from @ellyn_satter_institute is the basis of how I frame most meals and snacks. Staying within my responsibilities and trusting my kids to stay within theirs is the first key to helping them feed themselves what their body needs. Chew on this for the next 24 hours, and we will dive into more details tomorrow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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