Wednesday, November 29, 2006
WFMW (toddler healthy eating techniques)
It's time to post yet another WFMW tip.

Early this month I offered a Quick & Healthy Toddler food list and in return I got a lot of great food ideas from those of you that shared in the comments section.

As a follow up to that post, I'd now like to offer a How to get your toddler to eat more healthy foods list. This list, from one of the many parenting websites out there, deals more with techniques rather than food ideas. For example, one of the suggestions is to Go to the Source. Take your toddler on an outing to an orchard, berry farm, or dairy so he can see where the food that he eats and the milk he drinks comes from. At this age he won't truly understand the concept, but the experience might inspire him to try something he wouldn't otherwise be interested in. I did this! I took Snuggle Bug apple picking and that day he ate several apples that he picked from the trees himself. Previous to this outing, he had no interest in apples, no matter how often I offered them to him. Now, he asks for them!

If you'd like a copy of this 2 page list of techniques, just leave me your email and I'll send it to you. I promise not to use your email for spam purposes.

If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday.

My past WFMW entries:

Reindeer Puppet
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch

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At 11:05 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

I totally agree with involving your toddler! Becs comes shopping with me, helps me write the list (we always have to get the bananas!) and then "reads" the list to me as we shop!

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Lady Why said...

Wise words, indeed! You make them think it's their idea and you'll have them eating out of your hand... literally and figuratively! Ha! Thanks for sharing!!

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Larae said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! =)

At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

Munchkin would love that! Excellent idea for next summer! Thanks!

At 3:02 AM, Anonymous Jen said...

could I have that list please

At 4:50 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

I’m no vegetable lover. But at the dinner table, in front of my 3-year old, I make it a point to eat some peas and broccoli—and appear to be enjoying it.


At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, what a good idea!! I need to try this with my little guy, he refuses all fruits and veggies in their natural form, agh!


At 8:34 AM, Blogger Magi said...

Great idea! I'll definitely keep that one in mind. We even have apple orchards to visit here. :o) Welcome back. I hope you had a nice visit with your family for Thanksgiving.

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

Great idea! I'll have to try that with my son - the other two kids eat fine, but my one son . . .

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Barb said...

We're just now entering the picky eater phase with Cameron. What a fun idea this is. I think the first trip needs to be to a dairy farm - he suddenly has no interest in milk at all.

And I just realized you went a whole week without posting. Wow! I'm impressed. Seriously, good for you to not feel pressured. Bloglines is wonderful lets us all know the minute you return.


At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You always find the most amazing tips and ideas to share. Thanks for this idea, I will definitely be using this one!!

At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Jen said...

I've never left a comment in cyberspace before, but I'd love to have those pages about toddler eating habits. A girlfriend called me just today to ask about that exact thing. Thanks for offering.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

I would love the list! My email is

At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Jaime said...

Great post!! Mine just started eating solid foods recently so we're still building acclamation to tastes. I can definitely use tactics for healthy eating with her. Thank so much! My email is

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Great tip! Have a wonderful day!

At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

I'm always up for more ideas. Thanks for the last list as well. Please send me this one, too!

At 5:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, techniques - I love it!!!
Please shoot it over to me too!

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to see your list, please! I can use all the help I can get with my one-year old. :)

Thanks so much!

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Liam's Mom - Gina said...

If you still have that list to share, I would love a copy. I am struggling big time with my toddler right now.

Thanks so much!


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