#Family: 5 Tips for getting your children to eat healthy food

Children in modern society have more choice, more snacks, and more complaints about what they eat; here are 5 tips for getting your children to eat healthy food…

  1. Eat together and have the same meals, even if it is a small amount you are having.
  2. Smile and say ‘yum’, do this in a natural way, so your children pick up on your enjoyment; it is likely that they will mirror your actions to eating healthy foods.
  3. Cook with them, encourages interest in food, and is a fun way for them to learn, as well as spending time with them. It adds another dimension to the whole eating experience.
  4. Teach gratitude towards their meals. If your children learn to be grateful, they will pretty much eat what you cook.
  5. Be consistent with snacking; when and what your children are snacking on… And avoid cooking different meals for everybody, and if you threaten “no treats” or “no dessert”, then stick to it every time.

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