Have you ever paused with your child before a meal or snack and contemplated the journey of the food from seed to your plate? What about the journey from plate to your cells? All these connections are important in helping children see how all things are connected in the world.
Mindful eating is more than just being aware of what you are eating or feeding your kids. It’s an Earth activity that includes where and how much you eat. It also asks us to think about why we’re eating and where our food came from. Practice mindful eating next time you eat an apple and ask your child to imagine where the orange came from and what people and actions were involved in its journey to your table.
What’s your food strategy for helping your kids learn mindful eating? Learn more strategies for mindful eating through our #PowerUp program!