How do we help our kids feel safe when we’re dealing with uncertainty, especially when it comes to food?
Many of you have asked us how to deal with lack of access to food and food waste with your kids. This is a very scary time for many families, and while many grocery stores still have lots of foods, some have less variety. Here's some ways you can communicate with your kids to help them feel safe.
Food might not be available like it usually is, but we can try our best to help our kids feel like they’ll get enough to eat. Why is this important?
When kids sense food insecurity, they may start hoarding food, eating more than their body needs or obsessing about food. It can also increase their risk for anxiety and behavioral issues. This is tough, but we can do our best to help them feel like food is and will be available: