Teaching our kids the foundations of healthy eating is essential to their wellbeing, now and throughout their lives, yet it can come with some challenges. As a parent of a veggie-rejecting, pizza-loving two year old myself, I’ll take all the advice I can get. And I’ve found some really great lessons in Melissa Halas’ Healthy Eating for Families: The Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Kids, Parents, and Educators.
Featuring The Super Crew, a team of plant-powered kids who get their superpowers from the nutritious food they eat, this book can be used as a learning tool for parents and teachers and an activity book to inspire your little ones’ participation.
It’s a one-stop resource for parents on food pairings, nutrition education, and healthy eating tips. The most valuable aspect for me is Melissa’s wisdom on how to instill a healthy relationship with food in your kids. I realize after reading that I’ve fallen trap to some of the common mistakes many parents make with mealtime but feel I have all the resources now to do better, one bite at a time.
About the author:
Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, and a pediatric sports nutrition, and wellness expert. You can catch her Ask the Nutrition Expert column in KIWI magazine. You can also visit her website, superkidsnutrition.com.