How to encourage kids to eat healthy.

How to encourage kids to eat healthy.

By Priyanka Bhawalkar  on: 24 January 2015
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Healthy eating plays a very important role in proper physical and mental growth of your child. It can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, even their moodswings and prevents them from Obesity.  It is only possible by promoting healthy eating habits in your kid. Here are some tips-

* First and very important. Be a role model and teach your kids to make balanced choices when eating out. If you eat healthy your kid will definitely do.

* Stock up your kitchen with healthy snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of fried, salty and sugary snacks.

* Take your kids along for grocery shopping and encourage them to choose healthy snacks. This will help in changing their preference for healthy snacks over the unhealthy ones.

* Eating food cooked at home is healthier for the whole family and sets a great example for kids about the importance of food. Restaurant meals tend to have more fat, sugar, and salt. But there is no problem in dining out once in a while.

Let your children help you to cook. Kids usually enjoy helping prepare meals.

* Do not force your child to finish up their meals. Just limit their portion size.

* Help them in choosing healthy drinks like milk and milk products ,Fresh fruit juices over aerated and Fizzy drinks

* Include varieties and experiment with different food as they get bore soon with the same kind of diet

* Promote physical activity in your kids.

 


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