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Successfully parenting your child towards life-long healthy eating habits involves the entire family, including caregivers (nanny’s, babysitters and grandparents). Working with your caregiver to build a balance of freedom and restriction for your child can be challenging at times. Stocking healthy foods for your children and caregiver is the first step to help make sure they offer healthy foods to eat and serve. But demonstrating healthy habits and guiding kids into healthy behaviors entails more than just that! Here are more steps your caregiver can take to foster healthy eating for life:
Get feedback from your nanny, caregiver or grandparent on which strategies are working, and which ones aren’t so that you can present a united front to your child. It really does take a village to (properly) raise a child! See 5 Tips to Help Your Nanny to Feed Your Kids Right.