As a child, I always went to the grocery store with my mom. I would pick out my snacks for school and help her shop for the rest of the week. Although my mom let me choose snacks, she always encouraged me to make healthy, nutritious choices. Even now, I’m inclined to look over the nutrition facts and make healthy choices when it comes to food.
When kids go to the grocery store and are able to see the choices their parents make, and make some of their own choices, it helps them get used to a variety of food and pick healthy food. Whenever you go to the grocery store, take your kids along with you. Try making a rule that you have to try a new fruit or vegetable every week. Let your child pick out the new vegetable or fruit and try it along with them. This will encourage good food habits.