Create positive, healthful habits for you and your children. Studies show that some school-aged children are not eating enough of the recommended amounts of certain food groups or engaging in the physical activity they need to stay healthy.
Parents play a critical role in developing children's nutritious habits. To ensure you are making a positive impact, use these following tips:
Allow your children to help decide what meals to make during the week. Have them help you shop for fresh produce, and introduce new foods each week.
Set good examples by eating fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and drink water. Have fresh fruit or vegetables available for snacking.
A great way to spend time together is to include physical fitness into your daily activity/routine. Encourage a walk after dinner or go for a family bike ride.
Talk to your children about the foods they enjoy eating and introduce new foods from a variety of cultures.