Set a good example
(HealthDay News) — Want to get kids to eat healthy foods? Start with eating a healthier diet yourself.
The American Council on Exercise offers these additional suggestions for encouraging children to eat healthier:
-Eat together as a family as often as possible.
-Continue to offer healthy foods even if they have been rejected in the past.
-Let children choose their own portion sizes.
-Don’t reward eating a healthy food with an unhealthy food.
-Don’t pressure a child to eat.
-Don’t cook a special meal for a child who refuses to eat what has been prepared.
-When you find a healthy food your child likes, looking for other healthy foods that are similar.