Today’s article deals with Part II of our ongoing series titled “Healthy foods and proactive Moms”. Last time we looked at the philosophy and attitude needed by mothers, to be proactive in introducing healthy foods to children.
The present article shows a mother how to build reference material in this endeavor by preparing a clutch of micro lists, using a Primary list. These micro lists have behaviors centering on children’s preferences in foods.
Primary checklist for Mom
- List foods disliked by your child but are necessary for them.
- List foods disliked by various family members but are important for your child’s health.
- List foods and dishes enjoyed by your child.
- List different ways of involving your child in the process of preparing healthy foods/dishes/recipes at his/her level.
- List healthy foods that should be a part of your child’s diet in consultation with an expert.
- Any other type of micro list/lists you may want to prepare.
- It helps if you file the micro lists and keep them in a place which is easy to reach, as and when required.
- These lists will help you to plan the level, type and time span of your child’s involvement when you prepare healthy foods. Being a party to the preparation of the dish, your child should be willing at least to taste/eat the same..
- Finally the lists will help you to select permutations and combinations from all the micro lists of foods.
Note: Next article will carry Part III of the present series on healthy foods and proactive Moms.
Happy listings to you!