Creating an environment where your kids can make healthy nutritional choices is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure the health of your child.
By fostering a supportive environment, you and your family can develop a positive relationship with healthy food. You can lead them by your example.
Here are 10 tips for getting children to eat healthy food and form wise nutritional habits, offered by Melinda Sothern, PhD, co-author of Trim Kids and director of the childhood obesity prevention laboratory at Louisiana State University.
1. Avoid placing restrictions on food.
Restricting food increases the risk your child may develop eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia later in life. It can also have a negative effect on growth and development. Instead of banning foods, talk about all the healthy, nutritional options there…
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