By: Geena Schmidt, OTR/L, Mary Dahly, OTR/L & Lindsay Jolley, COTA
The mealtime routine is important for families in order to encourage healthy habits, communication, and to deepen family connections. Children especially benefit from mealtime because of the abundant opportunities to learn life long skills. Some of these lifelong skills include: meal preparation, responsibilities, manners, establishing healthy routines, and relating to other people. Here are some ways to involve your child in mealtime routines!
Involve your child
Prepare your child for mealtime
Eat with your child