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HOW TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING HABITS IN YOUR TODDLER?

HOW TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING HABITS IN YOUR TODDLER?

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Whether you have a toddler or a teen, I believe, five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and en...courage smart eating habits in kids would be :

1.Have regular family meals.
2.Serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks.
3.Be a role model by eating healthy yourself.
4.Avoid battles over food.
5.Make eating a playtime and probably a way of spending quality time with your kids.involve them in the process.

Kids who take part in regular family meals are also:
more likely to eat fruits, vegetables, and grains
less likely to snack on unhealthy foods
less likely to smoke, use marijuana, or drink alcohol

You could Follow these basic guidelines:

1.Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of at least five servings a day.

2.Make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks by keeping fruits and vegetables on hand and ready to eat. Other good snacks include low-fat yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers.

3.Serve lean meats and other good sources of protein, such as fish, eggs, beans,soya,tofu.

4.Choose whole-grain breads and cereals so kids get more fiber.

5.Limit fat intake by avoiding fried foods and choosing healthier cooking methods, such as broiling, grilling, roasting, and steaming. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products.

6.Limit fast food and low-nutrient snacks, such as chips and candy. But do not completely ban favorite snacks from your home. Instead, make them " once-in-a-while " foods, so kids do not feel deprived.

7.Limit sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavored drinks. Serve water and low-fat milk instead.

And above all ----- Be a Role Model
The best way for you to encourage healthy eating is to eat well yourself.!!!!
That is all for now, for my next dose(article) ...stay tuned!