Feeding children can be a struggle. When our kids were toddlers, my neighbour and I would trade kitchen-table war stories at 9 a.m. “I just made three different breakfasts,” she would tell me, “and he wouldn’t eat any of them.”
The easiest thing to do is give in: “Here! Fine! Subsist on dino nuggets and dino nuggets alone!” you might say, ripping open another bag from the freezer. But kids do need “real” food — fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains — and getting them into the habit of eating it is a process that should start early on at home.