Recently I was at someone’s home and got a chance to watch their children have supper. It was quite interesting; the kids were extremely fussy eaters. The parents catered to their every desire. The kids must live on meat, potatoes, packaged frozen food and sugared junk. Now these parents are into preparedness so I had to ask, what will you feed your children if you become dependent on what you have stored?
Their answer was that the children would have to learn to eat what they have stored. After watching what went on, I think this may not be so easy. Their kids would rather go hungry than eat anything healthy. The last thing you need during a crisis is to have a big fight with your children over what they will eat.
If you cater to your children now they will expect it later. Teach your children to eat what is placed in front of them. I am now what they refer to today as a senior citizen and was raised in a time when most parents made you eat what was placed before you. My parents were this way and for this, I am thankful. At times in my life, I have had to eat foods that were not always what I would have preferred. When others were hungry and complaining I was full and happy. In addition I learned to like a wide variety of foods and have a very open mind when it comes to trying different foods. Do your children a favor and teach them to eat everything now, don’t let them become fussy eaters. It may be a bit of a fight now, but they will thank you later.
If you are an adult who is a fussy eater it is never to late to learn. Make yourself try different things and learn to eat a wide variety of foods. It may help keep you alive someday.