Kids Safety 101

Teaching Your Children to Have Fun With Healthy Foods

It can be difficult to get your kids to eat healthily! Sometimes you can hardly get them to sit down and eat an actual meal. You start worrying about them getting enough vitamins and nutrients.

There are many ways to get your kids on the bandwagon even if you don’t have the “time”. I get it, you are busy working, taking care of the house, the kids have practice, homework, and play dates all of which you are involved with.

Here are some easy suggestions!

Keep a snack bag in the car filled with items like whole-grain pretzels, raisins, and fruit cups.

A healthy dinner doesn’t have to be hot or home-cooked. Here is a suggestion for a busy weeknight that’s easy. Whole-grain crackers, string cheese, baby carrots, apple slices, and low-fat yogurt has calcium, protein, and servings of fruit, veggies, and grain.

Make healthy eating fun for all stages of life. Preschoolers you can cut sandwiches, fruit, and cheese into fun shapes with cookie cutters. For elementary and middle schoolers, involve them in preparation. For teens, find out what their health goals are, and help them create a healthy diet around that.

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Mary Newman