Being a mom in today’s world can be overwhelming sometimes. The amount of information available to you, on what to do, how to do it and why you should, can seem daunting and very confusing. Which information is best? Who should you seek out for advice? And the list goes on…………………….

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The best way to help your children build healthy eating habits is to encourage them to:

  1. Eat a variety of foods from the 5 food groups
  2. Balance the food they eat with physical activity
  3. Pack a lunchbox for school that is filled with plenty of grains, fruit and vegetables
  4. Avoid high-sugar and high-salt foods
  5. Avoid large amounts of fast-food, caffeine, juice and coldrinks

 

Healthy eating is part of healthy living. It’s important to engage and encourage your children to be active, spend time outdoors and have a variety of interests.

HERE ARE SOME HEALTHY EATING TIPS

  • Set a schedule
  • Plan and schedule 3 meals and 2 snacks every day.

  • Increase activity
  • When introducing a new food, do so after they’ve had a day of fresh air and exercise so they’re hungry at mealtime. When its time, serve a small sample of the new food so they can get used to it.

  • Timing is everything
  • Setting a snacking routine is more likely to help them try new foods at mealtimes, as they will be hungrier than should they be allowed to snack throughout the day.

  • Shop together
  • Involve your children in the shopping process. Make a game of it and let them choose the fruits and vegetables they’d like.

  • Reward them
  • Have your children try everything on their plate, but allow for one free pass each week. If they don’t use their pass all week, reward them on Sunday with 10 extra minutes of playtime before bed.

  • Plan snacks
  • Feeding your children at specific times per day, for both meals and snacks, will help maintain their appetite.

  • Know when to seek professional help
  • If feeding issues arise, talk to your healthcare professional about evaluating the cause.

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS AND IDEAS OF THE 5 FOOD GROUPS

Reference: Choose My Plate. Available at: https://www.choosemyplate.gov./ Date Accessed: October 2019.

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