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How do you know you don’t like it, if you haven’t tried it?”
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How do you know you don’t like it, if you haven’t tried it?”

Encouraging children to embrace healthy eating can be challenging. In a world where convenience often exceeds nutrition, finding the balance between what our children want and what they need can be a constant battle.
Then there’s the phenomenon of the picky eater – the question “How do you know you don’t like it, if you haven’t tried it?” when met with resistance, scrunched up noses and outright refusal. It’s a delicate dance of patience, creativity and gentle encouragement.
Among these challenges, however, lies a truth, in which we all know: the importance of healthy eating and nurturing healthy habits from a young age. We are not just shaping our children’s eating habits; we are shaping their future health and well-being. At Sherpa Kids, we believe by encouraging a love for nutritious foods early on, we are laying down the foundation for a lifetime of good health and vitality.
The power of leading by example is often the secret ingredient to inspiring our children to eat healthy. Children might listen to what we say but more importantly they learn from what we do. When we prioritize healthy eating and model positive food choices, we are practicing what we preach and this inspires children to follow suit.
So while, the road to fostering healthy eating habits may be fraught with challenges, the rewards are endless. From stronger bodies to sharper minds, the impact of encouraging a love for healthy eating vibrates far beyond the dinner table. It’s a journey worth embarking on, one healthy choice at a time.

By Valerie J. Deady, Sherpa Kids Ireland!