Family Style Meals

Serving family style meals in child care benefits everyone.  It creates a more enjoyable atmosphere with less behavior problems and it encourages children to try new foods.  Being part of the process from preparation to cleanup can also help a child build self-esteem.  

Fact Sheet: Family Style Meals in Child Care (Missouri Dept. of Health)

The Ellyn Satter Institute on Joyful and Confident Eating