Picky eaters learn from par­ents

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I thought the health fea­ture was very rel­e­vant this week (‘10 ways to raise a fuss-free eater’, Au­gust 30) as most of us have picky kids at home who give us a lot of trou­ble when it comes to fin­ish­ing all that is on their plate.

My favourite tip was the one on par­ents be­ing good role mod­els. I think quite of­ten par­ents for­get to prac­tice what they preach and find them­selves mak­ing ex­cuses for their poor eat­ing habits. Since kids em­u­late their par­ents in many ways, they tend to have poor eat­ing habits as well, and what you have even­tu­ally is a sit­u­a­tion where both par­ents and kids lead a un­healthy and seden­tary life­style. So par­ents want their kids to lead a healthy life­style, they should lead from the front.

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