October 31, 2006
Health Tip: Watch Your Child's Sugar Intake
Sweets are OK in moderation
(HealthDay News) -- If your child's sweet tooth is wreaking havoc with your plans for a healthy diet, here's a list of suggestions, courtesy of the University of Michigan Health System:
- Allow a moderate amount of sweet treats -- but don't ban sweets entirely from your child's diet. Declaring them taboo may only make your child want them more.
- Don't keep lots of sweets around the house.
- When you do allow your child to have sweets, be sure to limit the amount.
- Try to save sweets for dessert, rather than as a snack. The sugar will be better tolerated after a healthy meal than when eaten alone.