Despite my best efforts, I admit I’m often pretty clueless when it comes to what to buy at the grocery store. Avoiding prepackaged foods and making all your meals at home is the most common healthy eating advice you hear, but that’s not always possible when you have a hungry child and a busy schedule.
For me, Eat This Not That! For Kids! has been very helpful in coming up with a workable solution to my mealtime dilemmas.
At first, I thought this series of books was a silly concept. But, it has been surprisingly useful to be able to quickly flip through the book to find the best picks at our favorite restaurants or the best prepackaged foods in a specific category like breakfast cereals or granola bars. Some of the top picks seemed like common sense choices, while others I found to be kind of surprising.
Another useful part of this book for me was that it helped me to see that nutrition is about more than just looking at overall calorie counts. Checking the fat, sugar, and salt content of food is something I don’t always remember to do, but thanks to this book I’m much more aware of it now than I used to be.
My son, like most seven-year-olds, isn’t really into nutrition. But, he’s flipped through this book a few times to look at the pictures. He understands that basic concept fairly well, so I can definitely see how this would be a good tool if you want to work on teaching your child to make smarter food choices.
Have you read Eat This Not That! For Kids! If so, did you find it helpful?
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