Iron is an important nutrient, especially during childhood when a child is undergoing rapid periods of growth. Again, at HNK we often receive messages from parents who are worried about their child’s iron intake, especially due to meat rejection.
Junk food, or 'soul food' as we like to call it here at HNK, can bring up many emotions within us. Even just saying the words can feel uncomfortable for many, let alone deciding how our kids are exposed to foods of minimal nutritional value.
At HNK this is a question we often receive from worried parents of children (especially those refusing to eat meat). Firstly, it can be helpful to know it's common for us to see food refusal or chewing and spitting (including meat) during the toddler and early childhood years.