PARENTS AND KIDS
The eating habits children learn in
their early years (birth to six years)
last a lifetime. From a young age, we
start to learn about food and eating by
watching others. When parents and other
healthy eating habits
Positive habits last a lifetime
WRITTEN BY JANINE POERSCH
caregivers have healthy eating habits,
that’s what children learn.
Ellen Parker’s two boys Henry, 3, and
Oliver, 5, are learning about healthy
foods and healthy eating. She regularly
When parents and other caregivers have healthy eating habits, that’s what children learn.
gives them foods such as smoothies
with spinach and quinoa and she grates
vegetables onto pizzas and into veggie
burgers. “They don’t even know that
they’re eating healthy food,” she says.