Good (and bad) habits start from a young age – share these healthy eating tips with your kids so they can develop the lifelong skill of making good choices!
- Don’t Skip Breakfast
Studies have shown that going without breakfast leads to a higher likelihood of obesity. A high-fiber breakfast can also help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Help teach them the benefits of a healthy breakfast: it gives you brain power, energy, and more strength for your day.
- Choose Fun Activities
Staying healthy through physical activities is easy when it’s enjoyable. Encourage your kids to keep trying different sports or activities until they find one they love. It will make staying active a breeze!
- Drink Water
Help your kids understand the basics of why sugary juices and sodas are bad for them. Soft drinks can be loaded with calories and lead to weight problems – encourage the benefits of hydrating with water from a young age.
- Choose Healthy Snacks
Chips may be easy to grab, but snacks like this tend to be low in nutrients and high in calories. Try to instead keep your kitchen full of better options like fruit, air-popped popcorn, nuts or unsweetened yogurts.
5. Slow Down & Eat Together
Eating on-the-run or in front of the TV is tempting, but try to encourage your kids to eat regular meals with you at the table. This can not only reduce snacking, but teach valuable table-manners and social skills!