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Helping you eat together

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Behaviour Food & Eating Mealtimes and fussy eating

Sitting down and eating as a family is a great way to spend time together and to get your wee ones eating well from an early age. If you're battling to get them to eat fruit and veg, eating as a family can get them interested in testing them out. And we know families feel closer together too.

Top tips to help you eat as a family

What the professionals say

“Food and mealtimes are often a battleground, but parents and carers should try to avoid fighting with their children over food. This is one of the few areas where your toddler can express their growing independence and have control. In addition, small children are often naturally suspicious of new tastes and textures. Talking about new food and playing with it will make your child happier to try it.”

A Tayside Health Advisor

More information

For tasty and easy meals, visit our recipe section. You'll find loads of ideas that the whole family can enjoy together. 

Last updated: 17 Aug, 2023