I don't have much useful advice for that situation. All we do is teach and hope for the best, but Seth is 7 now, almost 8 so it's a bit different. At age 3, I would control it a bit, but that isn't a popular way of parenting here.
We are (mostly!) primal eaters here. I am going to be lax about sugar desserts for Thanksgiving day and also for Christmas day and we eat lots of fruit in this house, but otherwise I make everything from scratch and the basic tenants of primal eating are followed in what I make.
My 7 month old is eating primal foods as well and he loves it! I cut him finger sized strips of steak and he sucks on them like noones business.
Our Thanksgiving is going to be primal excepting the pumpkin and pecan pies, which will be gluten free but sugar full.
Turkey basted in butter
roasted brussells sprouts
gf corn souffle
nom nom paleo has some fantastic holiday recipies which i wish i had seen before i did the shopping
speaking of nomnompaleo... has anyone tried this recipe? it looks good!
i know her mini frittatas are awesome. i bake them up about once every two weeks!