6 Tips To Get Kids To Eat Healthy
Natural Solutions|Fall 2017
6 Tips To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

In today’s junk-food-obsessed and fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever for children to have a healthy balanced diet.

Deanna Minich, PHD, FACN, CNS

Children are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, but are ultimately choosing to eat sugary foods or make other poor selections which can lead to obesity and diabetes. To prevent diabetes in adulthood, it must be prevented in children. It’s important to create a context of healthy eating in youth, which will prime them for a better lifestyle in later life.

Here are some helpful tips to help your kids eat healthier foods:

Provide healthy snack options.

Having a wide variety of healthy foods on hand has shown to increase the likelihood of making better food choices when snacking. Children who choose to eat more fruit and vegetables tend to eat less empty calories and have an overall healthier diet.

Limit junk food.

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