Hello friends and fellow parents,

I’m working on a nutrition project about the language parents/caregivers use with their kids at meal time.  I would be most appreciative of your anonymous answers to the 7 questions below. Please feel free to share this survey with others you think may be interested in contributing. Thank you in advance!

Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD/LDN
Familieseatingwell.com

Please answer each question below with the exact words that come to mind. Refrain from editing your comments to sound like something you think you should say. Instead, please record words exactly as you would speak them to your child. An honest answer, free from judgment is the best information.  All answers submitted are completely anonymous.  

Thank you for completing the survey!

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* 1. Imagine your child eating dinner.  What phrase(s) do you say to your child about how they are eating?

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* 2. What words do you say to your child to encourage them to eat when they are distracted?

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* 3. Recall a scenario where your child was rejecting a particular food using words such as, “I don’t like this food!”  What words do you say to your child in response?

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* 4. Your child tries one bite of a food they claim not to like and states, "I did try it and I still don't like it!"  What words do you say to your child in response?

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* 5. What phrase do you recall being spoken to you by a parent or caregiver at mealtime when you were a child?

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* 6. As a parent, what is the most challenging thing about getting your child to eat well?

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* 7. Please list the ages of your children.

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