Six Eating tips for families with CHKD registered dietitian. Briney team number one set a good example of the best thing parents can do to teach healthy eating habits. Role model healthy eating when everybody in the house is making better choices it’s a lot easier for kids to make healthy choices good.
More Water Swapping
For a lot of parents, I would say would be to drink more water swapping out one sugary drink each day for a glass or a bottle of water can make a big difference.
Choose Healthy Snacks
I like to ask parents to think outside the box when they’re thinking about snacks. I mean by that is to try and find things that aren’t in a package kids eat so many chips crackers, cookies and bars trying to fit more whole foods like fruits and vegetables cheese nuts.
Like that doesn’t come in a package are oftentimes better snack choices. If you are gonna choose a snack from the package to remember that snacks shouldn’t be more than 200 calories and look for snacks that have less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
Read Food Labels
Next time you’re deciding what to buy at the grocery store take a look at the ingredients list on the back of the packaged foods to have fewer ingredients in them tend to be less processed and are usually better for you.
Choose Whole Foods
It’s also important to choose foods from all the different food groups making sure you’re getting lean proteins dairy whole grains fruits and vegetables all throughout the day can help to ensure that. You what you’re eating is healthy as an example an apple is more healthy than applesauce which is healthier than apple juice.
Get The Kids Involved
To let kids get involved in the kitchen kids who help choose foods and help prepare foods are so much more likely to try them bringing your kid to the grocery store with you and letting them. Choose new food whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable or some other different food. That you haven’t tried and then going home and preparing that together. It can be fun and it makes your child a lot more likely to try that new food. I always like to remind parents that it’s important for you to be open-minded and try new foods alongside your children. Six Eating tips for families
Make Mealtime Enjoyable
Mealtime should be relaxed try not to fight with your children. It’s important to put lots of different foods out on the table. So that they have choices of healthy food but don’t ever force your children to eat things. If they really don’t want to offer new foods alongside familiar foods can also help the chances that a child is going to try that new food.