Healthy food

Thursday - August 17th , 2017

Be a Good Example.

Make healthy eating and vegetables a part of your own dietary habits. Keeping vegetables as the central part of your lunch and dinner shows kids that they are what everyone is eating and that there is no other option. Kids tend to model the same eating habits that they see you doing, so let them see you eating plenty of healthy vegetables too.

Eat veggies when your kids are watching. Let them see you choose veggies and hummus as a snack over a less healthy option like potato chips. When your kids see you reaching for vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat proteins, your kids will be more willing to make those choices as well. If you strongly dislike most vegetables, let your kids see other important adults in their lives eating a variety of veggies. Your kids may listen to their aunt or grandma better than their parents.