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Tips To Get The Kids Eating Healthy
Posted : Monday 1st April 2013
Do set a good example for your child to copy. Share mealtimes and eat the same healthy foods.
Do discourage snacking on sweets and fatty foods
Keep plenty of healthy foods, such as fruits, raw vegetables, low-fat crackers and yogurt, around for children to eat between meals.
Do allow children to follow their natural appetites when deciding how much to eat.
Do encourage children to enjoy fruits and vegetables by giving them a variety from an early age.
Do ask children to help prepare meals. If parents rely mostly on convenience foods, children may not learn to enjoy cooking.
Don't add unnecessary sugar to drinks and foods.
Don't force children to eat more than they want.
Don't use food as a bribe.
Don't make children feel guilty about eating any type of food.