Today’s Raising Healthy Kids interview is with Jenna Braddock. Jenna shares some of the challenges that have come her way since her oldest entered school. She discusses how anchor habits have helped her succeed.
The Raising Healthy Kids series brings moms together sharing tips & tricks for feeding kids.
Feeding children is a task parents typically take on without any education.
To help parents with this task, each week we’ll interview a different registered dietitian mom.
We’ll hear her families story while learning tips we can apply in our own homes. These moms share what works for them, what doesn’t, the successes AND failures, to help moms like you who have the same goals.
We are all simply trying to raise healthy kids.
Let me introduce Jenna Braddock, RDN – of the sites Make Healthy Easy, and Off Season Athlete. Welcome, Jenna!
Tell us about your family and where you live:
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What has surprised you the most about feeding kids since becoming a mother?
Tell us about your most challenging moment feeding your family:
How did you solve this problem?
When bringing foods into your home, what factors influence your food choices the most?
In what ways do you encourage healthy eating in your home?
What struggles do you face with your kids while implementing healthy eating in your home?
What is your #1 tip for raising healthy kids and how has this tip worked for your family?
When it comes to food and healthy eating, I often feel like I’m fumbling along. I have this fear of totally screwing up my kids and turning them off to healthy foods. I obviously care a lot about what they eat, so it makes it hard for me to stay chill. So often my controlling dietitian alter-ego wants to come out and snatch things away from kids all while cursing the name of junk food.
I honestly cannot tell you that I have mastered this side of me or that I have the answers that will fix all your healthy eating woes. But after 5 years of parenting (which by no means qualifies me as an expert), I think I’ve found 7 healthy habits I hope to instill in my kids, at least for now.
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