Rewards for good behaviors are a no-brainer. There's tons of research that supports a rewards as an effective and safe tool. However, using food as a reward has been associated with negative things such as emotional eating.
In the long run, it is worth taking a couple of extra minutes to be mindful of the types of rewards you are offering. By providing non-food rewards, you'll encourage your child to begin developing a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime.
Here are some non-food reward ideas to add to your arsenal:
Registered Dietitian, Austinite, Mom with a 2-yr old, Dog lover