Help your Child Have A Healthy Relationship With Food
- Don’t make offhand comments about people’s body size and shape. This means your own body, your children’s bodies and other people’s bodies.
- Don’t be too controlling about food. Have some treats and don’t make a big deal about it.
- Don’t use food as a reward or punishment. This can confuse children and lead to “emotional eating”.
- Teach children to listen to hunger and fullness cues so they know to eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full.