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.