Have Picky Eaters? Visit Mom's The Word On Dinner For Tips On How To Get Kids To Eat (And Enjoy) Their Veggies!
Every night, it seems to be the same occurrence in my household....(insert whine here) "But Mooo-ooom, I don't want to eat that! Can't I just have ramen noodles instead?" Umm...No. Maybe if ramen provided any kind of nutrition whatsoever other than a whole week's allowance of sodium I *might* go for that, but I don't see that happening any time soon! Getting my stubborn and very picky 11 year old to eat his veggies is on ongoing battle in my house. He's very picky when it comes to food. (Wonder where he gets that? Me, Picky? Never....~guiltily stares at the floor~) My son has an aversion to vegetables. Except for peas and corn, oh, and potatoes. But do potatoes even count? I think potatoes should be awarded their own separate food group, but that's is just my humble opinion!
I usually need to "hide" the veggies in his food. Sometimes even going as far as pureeing them and adding them into sauces, or being uber-sneaky and substituting some spaghetti squash for actual spaghetti noodles. Yep, I am sneaky like that! The truth is, I am like a lot of moms. I want my kids to eat healthily and get all the vitamins and minerals they need, but I hate being the bad guy. I hate the constant battle over dinner. Luckily, Sophie and Xander are too young to be too picky, and it's just Kyle I have to fight with. I do realize that this will change in a few years as the munchkins get bigger! I want family dinners to be a pleasant experience, and I want my son to actually enjoy his food rather than sit there, sulking, as he chokes down whatever his "mean mommy" is forcing him to eat.
That's why I was so excited to hear about Ragu Pasta Sauce's new online community, Mom's The Word On Dinner. This is a fun and informative place for moms like me to find awesome tips and tricks to get kids to eat and enjoy their meals! Yes, even the pickiest ones, like my son. It is a place to meet and talk with other moms in the same boat, share funny dinnertime stories, or major Mommy Fails, and to laugh about situations that only another mom would understand....All while learning more about how to ensure the proper nutrition for our little ones. There will even be dinner-time discussion tips to get the conversation going, as well as parenting tips from author Dr. Michele Borba and Registered Dietician, Dr. Felicia Stoler.
And all of this is taking place on Facebook! I'm sure you're there at least a hundred times a day, so why not stop on by Mom's The Word On Dinner and see for yourself what an awesome community of moms this is! I know I will be taking part, and I hope to see some of my readers there, as well. I'd love to hear what happens in YOUR home during dinnertime!
In addition to the ongoing fun and conversation, the Mom's the Word on Dinner community will feature videos, photos, polls, quizzes and dinner ideas with quick and easy recipes. With two full servings of veggies in every half cup of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional pasta sauce, Ragú® provides nutritious meal options for parents to help them on their mission to feed their kids well. This wouldn't be a true community without interaction and Ragú® wants to hear what happens at dinnertime in kitchens and homes across the country! Moms can join the conversation and tell their story for a chance to be featured in a Ragú® ad in PEOPLE magazine at Facebook.com/ragusauce.
See you there, ladies! I need to go start dinner!
"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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