Free workshop helps with dreaded mealtime battles

Parents and carers fed up with fighting mealtime battles with fussy young eaters can learn some tips and tricks to broaden their children’s diet at a new City of Whittlesea workshop.

Council has teamed up with DPV Health to deliver the dietitian-led Raising adventurous and colourful eaters online workshop on Monday 11 October.

Director Community Wellbeing Kate McCaughey said the free workshop would provide information and practical tips on ways parents and carers could encourage their children to eat a variety of healthy and nutritious foods, including new or previously-disliked items.

“Anyone with young children can appreciate the frustration of serving up a tasty meal you’ve spent ages cooking, only to have your kids turn up their noses and refuse to eat it,” Ms McCaughey said.

“This workshop will offer families some practical ways to encourage children to be more adventurous with their eating – no more cooking multiple meals, or serving up bland and boring food to accommodate fussy eaters.”

Wollert mum Tanya Yee said the seminar would be useful for her, with son Liam, five, struggling to eat certain types of foods, including meat and soft-textured food like watermelon.

“Even getting him to eat vegetables has been quite a task, we blend them up and put them in pastas or juices to try to get some nutrients into him,” Mrs Yee said.

“I feel like the workshop will be pretty beneficial – at the moment I’m just googling.”

Booking are essential and must be done by 8 October via trybooking.com/BMUPN.

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