Supporting parents in building a healthy relationship with food for their children

We’re helping parents feeling confident educating their kids on what a balanced diet looks like.

You’ll find our guides below 👇

As parents, it's important to learn what we can and can't control with our children's eating, so that they have a strong foundation for what healthy eating looks like

What you can't control

How your children react to food

What textures and flavours your children enjoy

Food your children will be offered at parties

How your children’s friends eat and talk about food 

What you can control

What food you expose your children to at home

The variety of textures and flavours you give to your children to try

How much enjoyment you encourage around the eating experience

How you talk about food around your children

Guides & tools to try at home with your family

Our team of nutritionists, dietitians and designers created guides and tools for you to try at home with your family. 

Hunger scale

Use the hunger scale with your children to help them get familiar with their hunger cues. Remember to eat mindfully, stop when comfortably full, and check in with your body.

✅ With this exercise, your children can:

  • Learn to identify their hunger cues
  • Learn to know when they feel they are satisfied and avoid overeating

ℹ️ How to use the scale

  1. Print the Hunger scale PDF and place it somewhere your children will see it often (e.g. the fridge)
  2. Practice using the hunger scale before, during and after eating to identify your hunger queues
  3. Encourage your children to rate their hunger levels before, during, and after a meal using a hunger scale. Encourage a discussion about the cues and signals their bodies give them when they feel full or hungry (e.g. do they notice a change in energy levels?).

Nutrition cards

Teach your children about nutrition using real life examples and language they will understand

✅ With this exercise, your children can:

  • Learn simple nutrition concepts they can understand
  • See benefits of different foods
  • See food as a source of nourishment and growth
  • Learn how foods can make them stronger and healthier

ℹ️ How to use the cards

  1. Print the Nutrition cards PDF and cut out the cards
  2. Read the cards with your children and discuss why each food is good for the body
  3. Have your child come up with ideas of how they could benefit from these foods (e.g. with strong muscles you can run with friends for longer and faster)

Senses cards

It's time to challenge the family to engage with their senses. Pick a senses card and describe the food you're eating with the sense that you've picked.

✅ With this exercise, your children can:

  • Develop their language around food by describing it from perspectives
  • Appreciate foods from different perspectives
  • Eat more mindfully so they can pay attention to different senses while eating
  • Learn to find enjoyment in food from a young age and see it as an activity to do mindfully

ℹ️ How to use the cards

  1. Download the Senses cards PDF
  2. Print and cut out the cards
  3. Flip the cards upside down
  4. Once your meal is ready, pick a senses card and describe the food you’re eating with card you’ve picked
  5. Rotate through the whole family until all cards were picked. Shuffle and play again

Head Chef Challenge

Encourage their involvement throughout the process of meal planning, food shopping, prepping meals, and cooking with the Head Chef Challenge.

✅ With this exercise, your children can:

  • Become aware of the effort to prepare a healthy meal, increasing food appreciation and enjoyment.

ℹ️ How to use the challenge

  1. Download the Head Chef Challenge PDF
  2. Print it
  3. Let your child draw their face as Head Chef and add their name to it
  4. Fill out challenge #2 with an ingredient for them to find
  5. Explain to them the different tasks
  6. Invite them to complete the tasks during the week and tick them off as they go


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These guides will help you learn new strategies that you can use with your family.

Remember: all you can control is trying these strategies and exposing your children to more examples of healthy eating.

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10 easy and healthy family recipes

10 tips to make fussy eating easier

Educating children on nutrition is tough - we get it, we’re parents too. It’s normal to worry if we’re doing things right and to feel a bit lost at times. 

But we want to reassure you that by taking small steps with your kids today, you’ll help them develop a positive mindset towards food for the long term.

They might not eat as many vegetables as you want them to, they might not try all the different flavours and textures that you give to them, or they might only want to eat birthday cake and sweets. 

While we can’t change these things immediately, we can take steps that will help your children grow up to:

⛽️ See food as fuel

💚 Enjoy eating in a balanced way

😮 Be more open to trying new things 

😌 Understand when they’re hungry or full

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