Why You Should Let Your Kids Play With Their Food

Photo courtesy of Mindbodygreen.com

Photo courtesy of Mindbodygreen.com

The advice to play with your food may sound messy, even subversive. I certainly grew up being told not to play with mine. As a mother myself, I wasn’t happy when my son confessed he had earned a week long detention for his leadership in a middle school food fight.

But I’ve come to see that the kitchen isn’t just a workstation for family dinners: It can also be a place for play. And when kids play at the dinner table, they linger longer and eat better.

So with apologies to my mother, here are six reasons you should encourage your kids to play with their food…

Read my six reasons for letting kids play with their food on Mind, Body, Green.


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