Building your own platter or plate is a lovely way to involve children in food preparation, plating and serving. It does not have to be fancy or pretty.
Being involved in the decision-making around food does create interest and investment. This doesn’t necessarily lead to eating but helps. For children who are creative it can also be a real buzz.
If you use an oval plate it can be a giant easter egg (in the photo, this was a $ 2.00 special).
Let our child build a platter that reflects their food interests. That may be cheese and crackers or fruit, for example. It’s always good to introduce one or two foods that are not currently eaten too.
The photo shows a very simple plate and a fancy one. I would definitely be erring on the side of easy and practical.
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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