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Chapter 6, 7, 8 and 9: Unit 3: Outcome 2 (FS)

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• repetition can make it easier to plan healthy family meals
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Repetition is a key principle for children to ensure they can familiarize themselves with new, uncommon, initially unpleasant tastes and textures. It is important for parents to be encouraging and support their child by continually giving them a new food they may have refused earlier. These healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables can then be included in meals that are planned to feed all the family members and establish healthy diets


• being offered the same healthy foods a number of times

• food being prepared/cooked in different ways

• breeds familiarity with nutritious foods

• if the only foods that are offered to children are healthy, then repetition will help in establishing the child's acceptance of those foods

• repeating exposure of previously disliked/unfamiliar foods broadens the variety of food choices
of children

• repetition leads to healthy foods becoming a regular part of the child's and/or family's meal
plan


- children are reluctant to try new foods, it sometimes means new foods must be offered repeatedly in different forms to increase a child's acceptance of it

- It is important for parents to persevere; it may take up to 15 times of being offered a food before a child is willing to try it

- The more opportunities children have to try a new food, the more likely they are to accept it and to eventually enjoy the new flavours and textures

- relaxed with children at mealtimes and continue to offer them new foods without pressuring them to eat.