In this post, I will cover other food items that are typically served at a child’s birthday party and how to have healthy alternatives to all the junk when you are priviledged to host the party yourself. Please remember that my personal goal for my child’s birthday is not to have them live in a bubble, but to learn BALANCE. Having treats for one’s birthday is fine, in my experience. A little sugar (as unprocessed as possible) on special occasions teaches them moderation with the treats (even homemade ones). Exampling HOW to make treats with unprocessed ingredients like butter etc, is very important. They remember what they see you do. And, if you eschew the processed cakes, frostings, sodas etc for homemade versions, that while definitely sweet, also impart some nutrition, this will have an enormous impact on them later. They will also remember how much better homemade treats taste!
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
Her work has been covered by major media including USA Today, ABC, NBC, and many others.