Please join me on Wednesday as I co-host the #EasyToDigest Twitter Party Wednesday, September 25 at 12 pm ET (11 am CT/9 am PT).
You may have seen some of the new Rice Krispies ads on TV highlighting the “hard to digest” family moments that parents often encounter with their young children
Watching those two commercials made me think of something that happened this weekend. Sunday afternoon my son was in a very grumpy mood. He wasn’t willing to go to Costco with dad and mom just wanted a nap. He complained and groaned and moaned and when it came time to put his shoes on, my husband said, go upstairs get your shoes and leave your bad mood locked in the closet.
He looked at us like you’re insane…….!!!!!!!!!!
He got his shoes and when he came downstairs he said, I left my bad mood in my dresser. It can’t get it out. And he cracked us up. It was hard for him to digest, but he did and it was so funny that it actually worked. Most of the time things like that are NOT Easy to digest.
Rice Krispies has teamed up with award-winning pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana to host the Twitter party next week. Dr. Jana worked with Rice Krispies to create the below tips for how parents can make simple, nutritious food choices for their kids:
- Have fun finger foods on hand. Look for quick and easy-to-grab foods that don’t pose a choking risk. By simply cutting up some fresh fruit, chopping up a variety of veggies, and/or dishing out some ready-to-eat cereal, whole grain crackers or pretzels, you can sit back and let toddlers have fun handling the feeding part all on their own.
- Keep it Simple. Shopping for easy, simple, healthy foods for kids can seem like a difficult task with all of the different options available. To make it easier, simply be sure to check the ingredients listed on the label and make it a habit to reach for foods that are lower in salt, sugar, and saturated fat, as well as simple foods that contain fewer ingredients.
- Make Fun of Food. Most of all, always remember that your overall goal is to make eating healthy foods a habit not a fight. The odds of achieving success go way up when children have fun helping shop for, prepare, serve and feed themselves a wide variety of healthy foods.
Please feel free to share these tips in your blog post promoting the party along with any of your own personal photos and videos of the “hard to digest” moments you’ve experienced with your kids.
Join the conversation to win prizes and learn how you can make simple, gentle food choices for your children!
When: Wednesday, September 25 at 12 pm ET (the party will last one hour)
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #EasytoDigest hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/easytodigest2
Prizes: We will be giving away five Rice Krispies prize packages including Rice Krispies cereal, a bowl, a placemat, a bib and a VISA gift card!