Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle

lettuce head kid

Make them want to eat healthier

(HealthDay News) — You want your kids to embrace healthier eating, but they may fight you if you push too hard.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:
• Let young children help make a healthy salad, instead of telling them to eat their vegetables. Explain the benefits of eating healthier, instead of forcing the issue.
• Encourage open conversation about nutrition and healthier eating.
• Understand that the temptation to eat unhealthy foods is everywhere for people of all ages.
• Establish limits on unhealthy fare and find a balanced middle ground. Such foods may be enjoyed on occasion but not banned altogether.
• Stock your kitchen with healthy foods, and set a good example by eating these foods yourself.

This entry was posted in Articles of Interest. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s