Building Healthy Diets for Children

how to create a strong nutrition foundation

It’s no secret — getting your Children to eat the right foods can be tough. But the first step to establishing your Children ' healthy eating is to understand it yourself.

Children who eat properly are more attentive in school, more physically fit, and have more energy than those who don’t. Making smart nutritional choices during childhood can reinforce lifelong eating habits and help Children grow up to their full potential. So it’s important to know where to start.


healthy eating for children : the basics

Good nutrition should include eating three meals and two nutritious snacks every day. Try to limit high-sugar and high-fat foods, and make sure your Children get the right amounts of fruits, veggies, lean meats, and dairy products every day. Check out The Five Food Groups for Children for serving suggestions and ideas.

top 5 tips for encouraging children ' healthy eating habits

The best way to help your Children build healthy habits is to encourage them to:
  • 1

    Eat a variety of foods.

  • 2

    Balance the food they eat with physical activity.

  • 3

    Choose a diet with plenty of grains, fruits, and veggies.

  • 4

    Avoid foods with too much added sugar and foods high in salt.

  • 5

    Avoid large amounts of fast food, caffeine, juice, and soda.


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