Health Tip: Help Children Eat Healthier05/20/13
(HealthDay News) -- Want to get kids to eat healthy foods? Start
with eating a healthier diet yourself.
The American Council on Exercise offers these additional
suggestions for encouraging children to eat healthier:
- Eat together as a family as often as possible.
- Continue to offer healthy foods even if they have been rejected
in the past.
- Let children choose their own portion sizes.
- Don't reward eating a healthy food with an unhealthy food.
- Don't pressure a child to eat.
- Don't cook a special meal for a child who refuses to eat what
has been prepared.
- When you find a healthy food your child likes, looking for
other healthy foods that are similar.
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