Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
While feeding your kids a balanced diet is important, not every meal can be a balanced one—that's just life, Robin says. Cut yourself some slack and aim to give them meals filled with protein, whole grains and fruits or vegetables whenever possible. "Show your kids that mealtime is fun and let them play with their favorite finger foods, like veggies and dip," she says. "Don't make mealtime unnecessarily stressful by forcing your kids to eat foods they're just not in the mood for. If you don't push the issue too hard, there is a good chance they'll be game for a bite the next time it hits their plate."