By Sadé Meeks, MS,RD
Take out, curbside pickup, and homecooked meals are becoming more popular these days. More meals at home just means more time to bond with your child and practice for eating out. Yes, practice! Mealtimes can be unpredictable, especially if you have a toddler. However, simple planning can support less chaos and more enjoyable mealtimes for both you and your little one. I researched a few tips from the experts – PARENTS! – and compiled my top five tips for successful mealtimes with your little one!
- Avoid distractions: When you’re eating out, it is a good idea to pack some distractions, because you may be out longer than your usual mealtime. However, at home, the opposite is suggested. Try to encourage meals that are device free to help discourage distractions and encourage engagement. This will also support mindful eating practices that will remain valuable all the way into adulthood.
Let us know, how do you plan your mealtimes?