I found this the other day and had to share with you all. (forgive me for not crediting the source, I really can’t remember where I found it, if you know, please share so I can give credit! It might be from the book, French Children Don’t Throw Food…)
It’s pretty interesting to me since we did Baby Led Weaning with our Little Miss. The baby-led weaning method of weaning appealed to us so much, once we understood what it was about, and strangely enough a lot of the things we loved about it are on this list, the French don’t call it baby-led weaning though, they just call it eating or meal time!
We wanted our daughter to have a healthy relationship with food as she got older, and it seems she does, most of the time. As a toddler she has a very good appetite but like most toddlers, she sometimes gets tired and distracted when at the dining table. She also doesn’t eat everything we put down to her, we do tell her to try it though and she does. I’m confident we follow these rules…all besides one – Number 7!!! I’m sure I’ve told you all before, our Little Miss eats all the time and it seems she never gets full, though, I’m sure when she is in school she isn’t thinking about food. The school day is loooooong in France, so it’s got me thinking that maybe she just snacks at home when she is with me, and if this is the case then there really is something in these French Rules on Food.
What are your thoughts on this? Do the French have something here with these rules? Are you French and DON’T follow these rules? Do you already do this with your kids? Are you struggling with your child and their diet? Are some of the things on the list more important that others?
Let me know!