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You Will Need
- Healthy foods
- Milk or water
- A family meal plan
Provide balanced diet
Provide healthy food choices that will give your child the nutrients necessary for growth and development such as protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Lead by example
Inspire your kids to eat healthily through your own willpower. Explain to them why exercising and eating healthy foods are important to you.
Cut up healthy snacks such as carrots, celery, and melon and put them in baggies in the refrigerator. These are great snacks for kids on the go.
Teach your child how to read food labels, which provide calorie counts, serving sizes, and other nutritional facts.
Avoid sugary drinks
Avoid serving soft drinks, energy drinks, and juices that contain caffeine, added sugar, and artificial flavoring. Offer healthy choices such as milk or water.
Involve your child in planning, selecting, and cooking meals. They will learn about all the healthy ingredients that go in their food.
Enjoy family meals on a regular basis. This is a great time to talk about your day.