Thursday, February 14, 2013

Healthy eating for kids.... a resource here

Peter Bell

08:40  -  Public
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Peter Bell

08:38  -  Public
The top 8 most influential behaviours parents can pass on to their children for life long positive eating habits are:
Eat a healthy breakfast and dont skip meals
Choose water to quench thirst first
Sit together as a family during meal times without the TV on
Set a good example by eating a wide variety of nutritious core foods
Involve children in food preparation and shopping or packing their lunchbox
Avoid labeling food as 'good' and 'bad'. Allow all foods in moderation teaching frequency instead of total avoidance to achieve balance
Discourage eating in front of the TV or computer
Limit screen time to 2hrs/day
Encourage mindful eating and allow kids to eat to hunger, stopping when they are full
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Parents play a vital role in establishing good eating habits for their children. Healthy kids need to be provided with healthy choices and learn from their parents good example.