• By Yalonda Galloway
  • Posted Thursday, March 3, 2016

National Nutrition Month: Think your kid is a picky eater?

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The theme for 2016 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods — that's the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!

Trying to get your kids to eat right? Think your kid is a picky eater? Don’t give up! It may take several introductions, prepared different ways, before they’re willing to accept a new food. Listen to this interview with the author of The Mom 100 Cookbook for some encouragement:

Video: http://www.splendidtable.org/story/it-may-take-10-tries-to-familiarize-picky-eaters-with-new-foods

For more information visit: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or call the health department at 336-703-3100 to learn about our nutrition services and eligibility.

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