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How to help your children make healthy food choices throughout their lives.

How to help your children make healthy food choices throughout their lives.

The choices we make influence our children in ways we are not always aware of. This book helps readers recognise their hidden assumptions about food, and the ways we can offer food options to children that help them make good choices - and not just while Mum and Dad are watching!

Packed full of brilliant ideas that will make you really think about how you see food, this book also offers practical suggestions and action steps to set your children on a healthy pathway for a lifetime. You will gain confidence through seeing the bigger picture and will be able to choose eating habits that fit your particular lifestyle.

Use this book to make your mealtimes less stressful and more enjoyable.


In her business Wal Herring not only helps clients with knowledge about nutrition, she also concentrates on how they can practically fit the advice into their lifestyles. [This] is topical given the diabetes / obesity / health crisis facing children and society.

Eastern Courier, Auckland

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you won't get any pudding." Oh, how many times I had that threat thrown over the dinner table by my desperate parents when I was little!...But that battling and bargaining doesn't really work, as we parents know underneath it all, and Dunedin nutritionist Wal Herring has come up with a different approach that throws out the assumptions around children and food. For example, why do we preface offering children something new by saying "I don't think you're going to like it." Giving an immediate impression that the food is not desirable is the worst thing we can do and Herring says tone, gestures and even body language can affect what and how we eat. Healthy Little Eaters is filled with ideas to set children on a healthy pathway for life, and a chance to change the threat to "If you don't eat your pudding, you won't get any cabbage!"

Food Technology in NZ

If your child is a fussy eater Wal Herring's Healthy Little Eaters is a book that helps us (as parents) understand how our assumptions about food impacts on our children's food decisions and gives strategies to help set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Mikki Williden, New Zealand Herald

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  • Trade Paperback


    February 29, 2016

    Random House NZ

    240 pages

    RRP $27.99

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    February 29, 2016

    RHNZ Adult ebooks

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