With childhood obesity on the rise, it’s important for kids to eat healthy. It’s up to parents and child care providers to make healthy choices. It isn’t always easy to get kids to eat the healthy food choices but if you make the food fun by making edible crafts with your meals the kids will be gobbling up their food in no time. The St. Louis children’s hospital has some great nutritional tips on their website to help avoid mealtime hassles with the kids.
Incredible edible crafts has several food crafting ideas that would appeal to kids. The photo attached to this article has the same concept as their open face sandwich craft. You can also make cute healthy snacks using raw vegetables just like the flowered carrots where as otherwise the kids might not eat them if they did not look like a flower. Make an American flag fruit pizza for the 4th of July or make Jack-o-lanterns out of pumpkin pancakes in October. If you can get creative with the meals or snacks and get the kids involved in making crafts out of their food they will be more likely to eat the healthy foods offered to them.