Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trying New Foods - Outdoors!

My son is the world's pickiest eater.  A friend of mine who is an Ayurvedic chef suggested that when trying new foods, take him outside.  She said, "In India, we always take our children outside when we are introducing new foods into their diet."  They only have to try a bite.  They are not forced to eat all of it.  Being outside, the children are able to examine the natural world around them as they eat.  They equate the new food with something lovely outside.  I know that my son will always remember dangling his feet in our pond, watching the trickle of the water fountain, hearing the chirping birds and the buzzing dragonflies as he tried a Mango Lassi for the first time.  

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