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On the vegetarian lunch menu this week…

Mon GNOCCHI AMATRICIANA
Tues SAVOURY RICE
Wed ‘SAUSAGE’ ROLLS
Thurs PUMPKIN or TOMATO SOUP
(with garlic croutons)
Fri BURRITOS

Vegan, dairy free, egg free and gluten free options always provided.

It can be difficult to help a fussy eater move forward into new foods. Here are a few tips to try.

  • Have a child size apron and get them involved in the meal preparation. Children are more willing to eat their own food.
  • Have colourful crockery and cutlery. Brighten up a plain meal with fun designs to help reduce anxiety.
  • Have a highly visible fruit bowl and don t stop them from helping themselves. Personal choice is key to helping children break food boundaries.
  • Get an apple slicer. It cuts and cores in one go. Easy fruit!!!
  • Buy a few healthy kids’ cookbooks that don t say Healthy in the title.
  • Finally, relax yourself around food times. Children pick up on your anxiety and feed it straight back to you. If you have really fussy eaters try to get 4-7 new foods into them per year. Many clinical advisers suggest this low number to make it easier on everyone. 99% of us grow up and into food. Oh yes &and you re not alone.

Eat Well,
Donna