3 Tips to Get Your Picky Eaters to Eat the Veggies Their Bodies Need GET READY FOR GOOD NUTRITION IN NOVEMBER!
Kevin’s Keys to Success
Did You Catch Kevin Patrick’s Feature in The Atlanta Lawyer?
It might seem strange that November — when millions of Americans gather around the dinner table to show gratitude through lavish Thanksgiving feasts — has recently
This summer, our very own Kevin Patrick was honored
with a feature in The Atlanta
Lawyer, the official bimonthly magazine of the Atlanta Bar Association! It’s common for TAL to ask Georgia attorneys for their thoughts on various legal matters, and this time, they asked about Keys to Success — or, what different attorneys think the secret sauce is to being a
been dubbed Good Nutrition Month. But it’s true; now is the time to pay extra attention to the nutrients your body needs to maintain its healthy state through the new year. While mindful eating is a habit families know they should practice year-round, once the holiday season kicks into full gear, it becomes much easier to overlook. With colder weather keeping you inside, the cravings for heartier meals and delicious baked goods leave parents struggling to encourage their picky eaters to consume anything nutritious. If you’re finding it more difficult than usual to convince your child to eat their greens, here are some tips to keep in mind! 1. LET THEM HELP. If your child has grown out of the toddler stage and is still resistant to eating their vegetables, child psychologists say you should have them help with the cooking process. The excitement and anticipation that comes with getting to prepare the vegetables can encourage kids to try a couple bites during dinnertime. 2. CHEESE IT UP! Cheese can undoubtedly make veggies more appealing for your little ones. When making their favorite mac ‘n’ cheese dish, consider adding broccoli and peas to the sauce. The cheese will mask most of the veggie flavor, and your kids won’t care as much! Another option for really picky eaters is to purée vegetables, like sweet potatoes, into the cheese sauce. The bright orange color will mask the inclusion, ensuring your little one gets a good share of fiber-rich nutrients while being none the wiser. 3. GET ‘BEEFY’ WITH YOUR VEGGIES. If your kids are fans of meat-based pasta sauces, meatballs, or sloppy Joes, you can substitute some of the ground beef with finely chopped mushrooms. Since the meaty texture of the tasty fungi is similar to ground beef, it’ll be hard for kids to notice the difference. Riced cauliflower can also be mistaken for tender ground beef when cooked in darker sauces and gravies. While it can be frustrating to negotiate with a picky eater, especially during the holidays, don’t lose hope. Try out these three tasty tips and observe Good Nutrition Month with a little more ease.
great lawyer. Kevin’s response was simple: “Arrive on time, which in reality is 10 minutes early, remember to stand up straight, and always tell the truth.” These keys are important to Kevin as a person and attorney but especially in his role as a trial lawyer. For example, if Kevin has an automobile accident case trial starting at 9 a.m., he’ll always be there by 8:30 — for something as important as a trial, he gives himself 30 minutes of leeway instead of 10. By standing up straight, it shows respect for the court, his client, and the whole civil justice system. Finally, he feels that telling the truth is both easy and always the right thing to do. To paraphrase Mark Twain, “If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to remember the last thing you just said.” Along with Kevin’s feature, the July TAL issue showcased great quotes from other Atlanta lawyers. For example: “The only failure is not to try.” “Don’t just show up: DO.” And, (on a humorous note), “Study hard so you can go to medical school.” If you aren’t an attorney yourself, TAL might not be your typical coffee-table read. Still, we’d highly recommend checking out this particular story, which came out in July but can still be found on the Bar’s website at AtlantaBar.org/Page/TAL. Just click on the “Past Issues” link at the bottom of the page, and it will send you to the right place.
You can always reach Kevin directly at 404-566-8964 or Kevin@PatrickTrialLaw.com. (If you ever need it, his cell phone is 404-409-3160, too.)
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