What Will Your Kids Eat


Occasionally when we eat at someone else’s home, I notice how fussy their kids are when it comes to eating.  Kids that will not eat certain foods, often this also applies to the parents.  The parents are normally not preppers and think that everything will always be wonderful and the stores will always have everything they need.  I wonder how many people in New York are having trouble getting their kids to eat what’s available now.

People always tell me that in an emergency when the kids get hungry that they will eat what is available.  However, history does not bear this out.  People have died of starvation while food was still available, but they wouldn’t eat it.  This seems to occur most often on the very young or the very old.

Thankfully, my parents always made me eat everything on my plate.  I learned to like many different foods and to eat almost anything.  The method my parents used would not be politically correct today.  If we did not clean our plate within a reasonable time, they took it away, placed it the refrigerator.  The plate was then given to us at the next meal and so on until we cleaned it.  We were not allowed to eat between meals if we had leftovers in the refrigerator.  Sometimes if it became necessary, a little extra force would be applied to our backside.  The end result was we are not fussy eaters.

I have been in situations when food was in short supply and not the best.  During these times, I was thankful of the way my parents raised me.  Some people had a real hard time with the food.

Train your kids and yourself to eat what you are served and not be fussy.  Make sure your family tastes and becomes used to eating what is in your preps. An appetite that has a taste for a wide variety of foods will serve you will in a real emergency.


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5 Responses to What Will Your Kids Eat

  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

  2. Matt in Oklahoma says:

    Ya know its astounding to me that after all the 3rd world holes i’ve been to that something like this even has to be written but I forget that people are that far detached. My children were raised to eat what was there, sleep when they needed regardless of goings on and they went everywhere with us. Hunger makes a good cook and come time they will eat or they will perish but this article is dead on in making things right before it comes to a bad day when this happens. It will be a mindset they carry with them as they grow as well.

  3. Jen says:

    Thats why I keep a good supply of peanut butter, ketchup and syrup so I can cover anything they normally wouldn’t eat. They’ll eat almost anything with one of those on them. Jk I try to stock up on things the will eat if needed as well. I’m trying to do better with my kids.

    So is one of those situations that you eat it anyway happen to be when you come to my house???

  4. Loriann12 says:

    I’m putting away extra food according to recipes that I have. I’ve converted a lot of my recipes into totally shelf stable versions and put away those ingredients. I’ve also gotten a book (100-Day Pantry, by Jan Jackson) that has shelf stable recipes. I try to have a new one a week, to see if our family likes it. We just tried a Salmon noodle casserole last night that 3 out of 4 loved. I have one son who is a really picky eater. I know if we had to, I could just make him noodles and Italian dressing and he’d be happy (I suppose you guessed I have SEVERAL bottles of dressing in my storage).

  5. company offshore says:

    Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting kids to eat well seem impossible, there are steps parents can take to instill healthy eating habits without turning mealtimes into a battle zone. By encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children’s lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults.

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