Healthy Eating and Active Play: Mealtime Challenges

You finally got dinner on the table and you’re looking forward to a pleasant meal with your family.

Then, your 3-year-old makes a face and refuses to eat what you served. She will only eat macaroni and cheese and maybe if you’re lucky, five other food items. Meanwhile, your 18-month-old begins throwing more food on the floor than in his mouth.

Sound familiar? What is a parent to do?

Just remember, these are phases children go through and they are part of normal developmental stages.