Melissa Invites You . . .
In her introduction to The Picky Eaters Project, Melissa writes:
My number one goal when it comes to food and my kids is I want them to have a healthy relationship with it. In my mind that means my kids celebrate food for its ability to nourish their bodies and for the role it plays in bringing people together, sharing lives over a meal. It means my kids growing up unafraid to try new foods, knowing that their opinions count (they are allowed to not like something!) and it means a peaceful, joyful dinner table. It means I can take my kids to a friend’s house for dinner and not have to worry they won’t like anything enough to get a decent meal. Lastly, it means that when my girls move out of my home one day, they enter the world fully equipped to continue a lifelong love and respect for the relationship between food and their bodies. Seeing them choke down three bites of broccoli tonight to get dessert is less important to me than any of the above.
If this appeals to your philosophy about feeding kids, read on.