4 tips to Help your Child with Holiday Meal Time

By AASLOctober 26, 2021

There are so many reasons to love the holidays—and we’re not just talking about the presents! Whether you’re a fan of Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner, baking cookies with the kids, or mingling with friends at a holiday cocktail party, there are tons of ways to celebrate the holidays (and they all happen to involve food!). But when it comes to getting picky eaters to enjoy a holiday meal, things may get tricky. So, the team at AASL has some tips to help make holiday meal times more enjoyable for your family!

  1. Start to expose your child to some of the foods that may be served ahead of time.
    In the days leading up to the holiday, start to talk about the foods that will be served. Read books that have pictures of the foods (i.e. “Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey” for Thanksgiving). Use some of these foods in “food play” or incorporate them into other meals. 

  2. Have your child assist with meal preparation.
    Meal preparation can include washing the vegetables, cutting foods, assembling plates, decorating, stirring, pouring etc.
     
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