Heather Woodward

if we bug them all the time, if we say, "You
can eat anything you want, but, oh, honey, do you really want to eat
just cake for breakfast, don't you think you should have some eggs?"

This is a great parallel. Logically the best way to encourage them not to eat cake,(and eating cake for breakfast once in a while will certainly not kill you ;-) is to model healthy eating yourself. If your making a nice breakfast for yourself and them the likelihood of them choosing cake - is slim. It may happen, but it won't be the norm.

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