Healthy Eating For Children | Child's Healthy Eating Habits
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Healthy Eating For Children | Child's Healthy Eating Habits

Friday, May 1, 2009 0 Comments

Like most parents, we also want our kids to have a healthy eating habits. Few minutes ago, I came across to an article which offer information on how to establish a healthy eating habits for your children.

Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods so that your child gets the nutrients (such as protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, and minerals) he or she needs for normal growth. If your child regularly eats a wide variety of basic foods, he or she will be well-nourished. You can help support your child's healthy eating habits and physical activity level by:

* Eating together as a family as often as possible. Keep family meals pleasant and positive. Avoid making comments about the amount or type of food your child eats. Pressure to eat actually reduces children's acceptance of new or different foods.
* Making healthy food choices for your family's meals. Children notice the choices you make and follow your example.
* Setting limits on your child's daily television and computer time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a limit of 1 to 2 hours of screen time a day.2 Sit down with your child and plan out how he or she will use this time allowance.
* Making physical activity a part of your family's daily life. Some ways to do this include walking your child to and from school, and teaching your child how to skip, hop, dance, play catch, jump rope, and ride a bike.
* Taking a walk after dinner.
* Taking your child to all recommended well-child checkups. You can use this time to discuss your child's growth rate, activity level, and eating habits with a doctor.

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