Today on The Nourished Child Podcast, I’m talking to Amy Roskelley and Natalie Monson from Super Healthy Kids. Super Healthy Kids is a tremendous resource, created by two real moms, offering recipes that encourage parents to share healthy meals with their kids in a variety of ways. One of my favorite things about the Super Healthy Kids’ website is their focus on raising adventurous eaters!
Amy and Natalie discuss their core beliefs around food and feeding children and how they incorporate them into their work at Super Healthy Kids. Their dedication to helping parents expand their idea of what constitutes healthy meals and a healthy relationship with food for their child is apparent in the inspiration they share in their meal plans and fresh dinner ideas. Our conversation today emphasizes how parents can relax into the long-term goal of raising a well-nourished child rather than getting caught up in the minutia of day-to-day struggles around food choices and preferences.We love cooking and creating with our kids. If they want to make a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, there's more to it than just eating the cookie out of a box. There's connection, there's experience, there's memories. Click To Tweet
If you’re in a rut, struggling to add variety and nutritious foods into your go-to meals, or frustrated by “picky eaters,” you don’t want to miss today’s episode. Learn important tips on how to structure the eating habits of your family into those that include balance, sensitivity, and adventure!
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- Why Amy and Natalie started Super Healthy Kids.
- The Super Healthy Kids 3 core beliefs for nutrition for kids.
- The importance of balance and focusing on what is included on your child’s plate instead of eliminating certain food groups.
- How different personality types handle healthy eating and how you can individualize your approach to food based on your child’s personality.
- The role of connection. community, and creating memories in building a healthy eating culture for your child.
- Other reasons why kids may not be eating certain foods than being a “picky eater.”
- How offering vegetables prepared in different ways can help your child learn to like them.
- How to focus on your end goal rather than sweating the day-to-day eating habits of your child.
- What’s on the horizon for Super Healthy Kids this year.
Listen to the Full Episode:
Featured on the Show:
- Check out the APP! Super Healthy Kids meal plans
- Super Healthy Kids Website
- Super Healthy Kids on Facebook
- Super Healthy Kids on Instagram
- Join Super Healthy Kids on Prepear
- Gretchen Rubin’s personality types
- Carol Tuttle, The Child Whisperer
- Ep #50 Benefits and Barriers to Family Meals
- Ep #49 How to Serve Meals Family Style
- Ep #23 12 Reasons Kids Won’t Eat (& What You Can Do)
- Ep #12 Striking the Sugar Balance in Kids
- Healthy Living: Encourage Family Meals
- 7 Simple Tips For Planning Family Meals
- Benefits & Basics Of Family-Style Meals
Handouts: Baby Nutrients and Baby Feeding Methods
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Written by: Jill Castle, MS, RDN
Published on: March 1, 2018
Updated on: June 25, 2019