VIDEO: How Jennifer Garner Is Teaching Her Daughters to Give Back

The actress tells iVillage why she doesn't want her girls to feel guilty about being privileged -- and her own guilty pleasure


Jennifer Garner
’s children may grow up privileged, but she doesn’t want them to feel guilty about it. Instead, she hopes they’ll "feel the world is so full that they always, always, always have plenty to give someone else," the 38-year-old actress tells iVillage about her daughters Violet, 4, and 18-month-old Seraphina with husband Ben Affleck. "Not just money or the idea of a toy but if they’re playing with Play-Doh and the person’s next to them, that they do have enough to pass some of it over."

As the artistic ambassador for Save the Children, a nonprofit organization that works to create change in the lives of children in poverty in the U.S. and across the world, Garner is involved with "Make Time for Snack Time," an initiative with Frigidaire to provide healthy snacks for kids. "You can’t learn, you can’t pay attention in school, you can’t be excited about reading if your brain is hungry," she says. "And snacks are a big part of that. They’re the fourth meal of the day. They’re what keeps your blood sugar level enough that you can take everything in and learn and be excited in school."

And when it comes to getting her daughters to eat vegetables, Garner will use whatever means necessary. "I try to put several out and I don’t care what it takes to get them down -- ranch dressing," she explains. 

Watch our exclusive video above to find out how cooking is a state of chaos for Jennifer Garner -- and her guilty pleasure that starts and ends every day.
 

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