Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids

Suggestions to foster good habits

Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. And "More information" links may no longer work. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.

(HealthDay News) -- Childhood is a great time to begin stressing the importance of healthy eating.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

  • Offer children meals and snacks on a consistent schedule. Make sure foods are nutrient-rich and balanced. Be sure to serve a variety of cultural cuisines and flavors.
  • Encourage your child to learn and listen to internal cues on what to eat and how much. Make food safety practices, such as hand washing, part of meal times.
  • Teach children to appreciate healthy foods. Talk about making healthy food choices when not at home.
  • If your child has a question about nutrition, obtain the answer from a credible source.

--

Last Updated: