The family mealtime struggle: 80% of parents claim to have fussy eaters; Brussels sprouts are the most disliked veggie by kids, with carrots the most popular
PhD qualified nutrition scientist, Accredited Practising Dietitian and one of Australia’s favourite nutrition and lifestyle specialists, Dr Joanna McMillan has today announced the launch of her new Healthy Families program. Available through Voome Programs, this unique four-week program arms parents with the advice and tools to make healthier choices for themselves and their children.
Veggies are a particular challenge, with 66% of total respondents admitting to experiencing a struggle when it comes to serving up this important food group (52% sometimes, 13.5% always). Kids’ most disliked veggie is Brussels sprouts (62%) followed by kale (55%), asparagus (44%), zucchini (37%) and squash (38%). Carrots claimed the title of most loved vegetable (83%), with potatoes (73.5%), broccoli (64.5%), tomatoes (61.5%) and green peas (59.5%) rounding out the top five.
Designed specifically for families with fussy eaters, Dr Joanna’s four-week Healthy Families program eases the strain of eating as a family and tackles the challenge of choosing healthy meal options that everyone will love. The program includes dinners for the whole family and breakfasts and lunches for two. There is a weekly shopping list with all ingredients, plus weekly educational videos from Dr Joanna, offering her expert advice and tools to encourage healthier food choices. Dr Joanna covers it all; time saving family kitchen hacks, advice on managing fussy eaters and adopting healthy eating habits, making family mealtimes more enjoyable and setting kids up for a positive relationship with food. There’s also a four- week workout plan that can be done at home or outdoors, to increase parents’ fitness, overall tone and energy. It’s similar to how Dr Joanna trains – fun and really gets results. Dr Joanna also provides suggestions on how to include the kids when working out.
“I know the importance of having a healthy relationship with food, as a mum of two growing boys and having worked with hundreds of families over the years. I understand how challenging it can be, but I also see the ramifications later in life when this is not established.”
Dr Joanna McMillan’s Healthy Families program is available now at www.voome.com.au/programs/healthy-families/.