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Time to feed you some Social Nutrition

Well, I competed my 5 course dinner with the children tonight.  I have realized once again that a way to a child’s heart is through their stomachs.  Actually, a way to a man’s heart is through their stomach too, moms.

Children from the age of 3 can use utensils.  Moms, stop cutting your children’s food.  Give your little darlings a real knife and fork. Teach them to use them properly.  Yes, they can.  Also, children behave at dinner tables.  Stop with the children’s tables as soon as possible.  Decorate the table.  Treat the child like a toddler, not a baby.

Social nutrition comes automatically when we are eating and talking.  I talked all night to the children about manners at the table and what type of vegetables are on the plates.  Asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, chicken…All really good for you.  I explained to the children how healthy choices make for a healthy person while showing them how to “close-out” their meal.  The bread was multigrain not white bread.  Why? White is artificial and processed.  An 8 year old smart little girl completely understood what she was taught tonight.

OH, by the way…Etiquette is more like common sense with a little protocol mixed in.  Anyone can learn it and tomorrow I’ll be certified to teach it.

So, I will put the offer out there.  I will hold one class at my house for 6 girls and 6 boys  The class will be on May 27th,  Thursday afternoon from 4:30-5:30 FREE.

I will teach 12 children 1-5th graders only.  Post back and let me know.

Filed under: ETIQUETTE, Everyday Manners, Table Manners

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