Oct 23, 2012
Toddlers Eating Happily? Viva la Vivi!
By Mama G. LeDish
It can be extremely intimidating getting children to eat healthy, but it is absolutely possible. It’s not always easy, so we have to get creative and have some laughs along the way! Relax, Vivi LeDish™ has got your back!
The Vivi LeDish approach and culinary content is guided by principles that reflect our research and what we’ve learned through our own experiences as caregivers and as children who personally struggled to overcome negative relationships with food and body issues.
Vivi LeDish.com is not intended as a weight management program, but we believe a child who develops healthy habits and attitudes early in life is less likely to become overweight as they grow. We don’t have all the answers, but we think we can offer a realistic, sustainable starting point.
Our recipes are designed to teach kids to distinguish between sometimes and anytime food, learn appropriate portion sizes (why most of our recipes serve one), and provide simple ideas for introducing children to the magic of food while they are young enough to influence their habits and preferences (ages 3-8). So step away from that 14 step diagram for constructing a dinosaur designed to disguise dinner and cater to their strongest asset: their imagination! Viva la Vivi!
We are not doctors or nutritionists – we are parents and concerned individuals trying to sort through the information superhighway full of differing expert opinions while also incorporating what we learned from the way we were raised (both good and bad).
We want kids to look forward to making our recipes and to feel a sense of accomplishment when they try a new food or dish. We want parents to find us as their ally in their ongoing journey to establish healthy habits while enjoying time in the kitchen together. Numerous studies have shown that children who eat dinner with their family at least once a week do better in school, are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, and develop healthier eating habits as a result.
We invite you to learn how you can Grow Your Giggle™ with Vivi LeDish!
NOTE: The opinions expressed by the bloggers on Mama LeDish are theirs alone and do not represent the opinions of Fifi Delish Holding or its subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors. We do not claim to be experts who have all the answers, we’re just sorting through these issues just like everyone else. Fifi Delish Holding and its subsidiaries are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the bloggers or the content we share from the web.