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Eating Out

Eating out is part of our lives -- whether it's at a fancy restaurant or at a fast food drive-thru. Sometimes we enjoy the time spent away from our kitchens, and other times we wonder if going out is even worth the effort (and cost).

To make eating out as enjoyable as it should be, try these suggestions:

  • Select informal family-style restaurants where children are welcome and comfortable.
  • Plan mealtimes to suit your child's eating schedule.
  • Ask for a children's menu. If one is not available, allow your children to share an adult-sized meal, or ask for a half-sized serving.
  • Never force a child to try a new food when eating out.
  • Ask how foods are prepared to make sure they are to your (and your child's) liking.
  • Ask that beverages be served with the meal and not before. Sometimes children fill up on drinks before the meal even arrives.
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From Quick Meals for Healthy Kids and Busy Parents. Copyright 1995 by Sandra K. Nissenberg, Margaret L. Bogle, and Audrey C. Wright. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

To order this book visit www.wiley.com.


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