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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

"Pringles and Crackers are like Cousins!"

My son was going through a phase and his two best foods were pringles and crackers. Instead of telling him "honey you can't only eat the same two salty snack foods all day everyday" I handed him a food explorer placemat and a magnifying glass and asked him to start describing his two favorite snacks. He realized that they're both:

Crunch✔️yellow✔️salty✔️ carbs ✔️

"They're like cousins!" He announced proudly 😊 this led him to ask for more foods to explore which empowered him to try some new snacks.

Letting kids explore food with no expectations is a really great tool for helping kids feel comfortable and confident and empowered to try to new foods.

Have you tried this?


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