Eating behaviors can range from ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ to ‘disordered’ or, at the far end of the continuum, ‘eating disordered’.
‘Eat this, not that.’ How about eat this AND that? Read here for more on the downside of overly simplistic messages about food.
There isn’t a magical, secret way to get your kids to have a healthy relationship with food. But thoughtfully navigating the common challenges of getting kids to eat well early will leave more time to focus on the other fun things you can do with your child; things that do not involve food.
If you think that your current definition of healthy may not, in fact, be so healthy for you, consider redefining it.