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Tips for Parents

​Parents can make a difference. Try these tips to help your kids eat healthier:
  • Make healthy foods like fruits and vegetables more available.
  • Provide balanced meals and snacks that include whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit high-calorie foods such as sweets, sugary drinks and high-fat chips.
  • Offer smaller portions of foods and allow children to choose how much they want to eat.
  • Avoid using food as a reward or punishment.
  • Be a good role model—eat more fruits and vegetables yourself.
  • Enjoy regular meals together as a family, even as children get older.
  • Get involved in your school and community to improve food choices for kids.


For more tips on raising healthy eaters, try these:

BreakfastSolutions.pdfHealthy breakfasts
Tips to make family meals fun
Start kids off right by breastfeeding
Tips for picky eaters
Limit sugary drinks
Healthy snacks

Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:25 AM