Often at around 3pm.
Trigger: Your child may get hungry around this time and then request unhealthy snack foods.
Action: Try to anticipate this and give them a healthy snack before their hunger gets too strong.
In the pushchair.
Trigger: Are you offering food to keep your child from getting bored or to keep them quiet?
Action: Consider other ways of keeping them entertained, rather than using unhealthy snack food or drinks. If your child is truly hungry or thirsty, offer a healthy snack or drink of water.
Because there are unhealthy foods in the kitchen cupboards.
Trigger: Does your child request unhealthy snack foods when they see them in the cupboards?
Action: Try limiting what unhealthy foods you have at home so that your child is not exposed to them. What you do not have, you cannot give.
Trigger: Do you tend to give your child unhealthy foods when you are short on time?
Action: Try to avoid going into fast-food outlets and explore other alternatives that are quick and easy. For example, frozen vegetables take only 2-3 minutes to cook and tinned fruit takes just seconds!