Motivation. That was the focus of my interview with health experts Lisa Davis and Andrea Donsky on the Naturally Savvy show on Radio MD. We talked about how to get kids to make better decisions -on their own- when there are so many temptations around the holidays. Here are a few great motivators that we came up with as a group during the 10 minute interview. One of them just that might fit your child and allow you to experience more joy and less strife around the holidays. (See list following the 10 minute recording which you can listen to by clicking on the MP3 file)
Reasons to eat well (and downsize the portions of candies and sweets during the holidays)
*Avoid eating bugs (the motivation of my own daughter to avoid the pink food dye carmine)
*To avoid feeling “tricked” or “fooled” by food manufacturers (my son’s motivation)
*Feel more energized/ perform better in sports
*Think more clearly/do better in school
*Have beautiful hair, skin and nails
There is also not getting sick (sugar depresses immunity) as well as avoiding the dentist (who likes having cavities treated?). What are some motivators that work for you in getting your own kids to eat better?
As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com, Andrea has dedicated her life to sharing her passion for living a natural & healthy lifestyle.
Lisa has a Masters in Public Health and is both a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor.