Following on from our recent article on dealing with Picky Eaters, we talk to award-winning author of The Pram Diet and horticulturalist, Rebecca Mugridge, who is about to release her new book, Healthy, Happy Mums.
Rebecca is also a recipe creator, passionate about inspiring families to grow their own organic food. She currently creates recipes for the Maleny IGA's recipe cards.
As a horticulturalist, do you encourage your children to grow plants and eat from the garden?
Absolutely. One of the greatest joys of being a horticulturalist is being able to share organic gardening with my own and also other children. Children just come alive in the garden, they really connect with nature and it becomes like a live science lesson for them.
They learn about the elements and what plants need to thrive and how they work, where a lot of food comes from. They see first hand how many different contributing factors create successful gardening and marvel at the amazing world of insects and wildlife at the same time.
When children grow vegetables themselves they can’t wait to eat them, they love picking them fresh and crunchy straight from the garden, taking the easy eating kind in their lunchboxes.