Ask Tana: Keeping Kids on the Omni Diet

By: Tana Amen | Resource Categories: Nutrition. | on 09/05/2015 at 10:43 PM

What’s one of the hardest jobs in the world?

Deep-sea fishing? Lumberjack? Police officer?

Candidates for this (arguably) hardest job in the world must be willing to work over 100 hours a week, have impeccable time management skills, be on call 24/7, have unlimited patience, and be cool, calm and collective under pressure.

It’s being a mom.


One of the struggles of a mom is to make sure her kids eat right. We are what we eat, and food—especially brain food—is an important factor on what kind of a late-teen and adult they will be.

In addition to that, we have to keep an eye on their weight. Many kids won’t do it. They have their eye on the big “M” that serves double cheese burgers and sodas. The rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children (tripled in adults) over the past 30 years, according to… U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
With fast food restaurants and cereal aisles tempting your kids like a stranger on the street, your kids don’t stand a chance unless you know how to properly teach them to recognize how to make healthy choices.

This week, we will talk about how to get kids to eat The Omni Diet, or how to get them to eat in a healthy way. As a hard-working mom, this week’s video will be one of those extra special treats that you deserve more of.

• We’ll talk about using psychology on your kids. It’s easier than you think!
• We’ll talk about getting them to use their inner voice when it comes to making the right decision when you aren’t around. We can’t watch them 24/7.
• We’ll talk about how to negotiate with them as they are getting to the phase where they need to start exercising some independence.

Pick your battles. What’s important, what’s not, what control can you let go of, so they start learning life’s lessons in a really positive way.

• I’ll also show you my simple strategy that I came up with while raising Chloe, my 11-year-old daughter, who now has more wisdom about food and her body than I had when I was 30.

But why do kids dislike certain foods anyway? And how can we parents motivate our strong willed or sometimes stubborn kids to not only eat the green stuff, but actually prefer it?
The key for us is to get kids to like healthy foods, and to eat healthy foods. Because we know the eating will naturally follow the liking. As you eat your way to good health, you will also enjoy yourself more. Eating the Omni Diet way will completely change your families’ feelings and attitude toward food.

Fingers crossed.

Let’s face it, many adults can be heels-in-the-dirt stubborn about eating their vegetables, too, but when it comes to picky eating, kids take the cake!

Take a breather, relax, and watch the video.

If you have ideas and strategies (tricks up your sleeve) of your own that worked, please share them with other moms by commenting below.

We’d love to hear them!