Here are some ideas that will help our children develop a sense of value towards food from an early age! There is even a free lecture if you scroll to the end!
A sweet garden
Take advantage of spaces on roofs, windows or in the community garden to grow vegetables together with the children that can later be used for home cooking. This way you can show the children what resources are needed to grow food and thus create a sense of value towards our food.
Volunteer with the children
Another way to increase the sense of value towards food among children is to take them to a volunteer activity in a place that allows picking and collecting fruits and vegetables. You can also volunteer in the "Collect Project" to collect food for the needy from restaurants at the end of the day.
Do not load
The ambition of most parents is for the children to finish each meal with a plate full of various types of food, but in practice, how many meals have ended with food thrown in the trash? Adjust the plate to the amounts the child eats and not to our ambitions!
Invite the children to join you in the kitchen when you make a banana cake from blackened bananas, a sour milk cake or a tomato stew that always excites the appetite. This way, they will be able to see how less attractive ingredients are transformed into extremely tasty foods, while spending quality time!
Children learn how to behave mainly through the messages we convey to them. If in practice they see us throwing away the contents of the pot that was in the refrigerator and loading our hotel meals plates that will soon become waste, that is the message that they will see.
Shopping with kids
In the online era, some of us hardly make it to the shops or the supermarket, when we go it's worth bringing the little ones with us. It is recommended to show that even the least beautiful vegetables and fruits will fit our salad and even to take products that are close to expiration if we plan to cook with them today or tomorrow.