Expert Post: Teaching Your Kids about Nutrition

Teaching Your Kids About Nutrition

 

As a parent, you’re responsible for teaching your child almost everything about the world.  What you teach them now will influence their choices for the rest of their life, and it’s a lot of pressure, especially when it comes to something as essential as nutrition. 

 

Here are a few easy tips that will help you teach your children to make nutritious food choices all the way through adulthood. 

 

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  1. Be a role model. Your children constantly observe you and look up to you.  When they see their parents making nutritious food choices, they want to do the same. 
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  3. Let your child participate in selecting food. Take your child for a trek through the produce section at the grocery store, or even better, through a farmer’s market where they can connect with the grower.  Kids may be way more excited to eat their carrots when they remember meeting the person who grew them.

 

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  2. Limit sugar. While you may not need to have an outright ban on sugar, limiting sugar intake is an important part of raising a healthy child.  Sugar is less appealing whole unprocessed foods will be to them.  When your child does want something sweet, choose naturally occurring sugars in fruit rather than the refined sugar in processed cereal, fruit snacks, or soda. Limiting sugar can have a dramatic impact on the rest of the food your child chooses to eat.

 
 

       Bio: Kate Willett is a freelance writer located in Brooklyn, NY.  She writes about health, politics, and comedy.  She is a graduate of the University of California,

Berkeley. 

 

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