Many of the people who buy our cookbooks are moms who want fast, simple, healthy meals that their family will like. And it’s understandable that this is the priority. How many times have you worked hard to make a new dish for your toddler only to have them throw it on the ground or refuse to eat it? Every mom has been there, and they all want to know how to get their kids to develop into healthy eaters that actually enjoy their time at the table?
While there is no easy answer to this question, author Jennifer Carden and her photographer husband Matthew have created The Toddler Café to get parents started in the right direction. They learned with their own daughter that creativity and fun are the keys to keeping kids interested in food.
Some tips Jennifer and Matthew Carden suggest are:
• Putting the food in creative containers, like brown paper, an ice cream cone, or a teacup
• Create creative names for the dishes that stimulates them (like spaghetti could be Wiggly Worms or Oodles of Noodles, depending on what your child likes).
What are your favorite tips or tricks to get your toddler to eat?
Chronicle Books and Boon, Inc. are sponsoring a CONTEST to find the best ideas for getting kids to eat. Whether it’s trying new foods or just getting them to sit still at the table, what works for you? Send an email to author Jennifer Carden to enter!
From your entries, author Jennifer Carden will choose the top TEN entries, who will all receive a signed copy of the book and a Boon Inc. feeding utensil for their child. Plus, we will post all TEN winning tips here so everyone benefits from their brilliant tips.
Of the TEN, a GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a full line of the Boon Inc feeding utensils and dishes and the super-popular Animal Bag, along with some parenting books from Chronicle Books and the signed copy of The Toddler Café.
The contest lasts from March 26 until April 30, so submit your entry today! Winners will be announced on Mother’s Day!!! How appropriate.
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