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Health tips for children



Helping the child to eat better


  • Give your child a snack or two in addition to his or her three daily meals.
  • Offer your child a wide variety of foods, such as grains, vegetables and fruits, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat or beans.
  • Serve snacks like dried fruit, low-fat yogurt, and air-popped popcorn.
  • Let your child decide whether and how much to eat. Keep serving new foods even if your child does not eat them at first.
  • Cook with less fatóbake, roast, or poach foods instead of frying.
  • Limit the amount of added sugar in your childís diet. Choose cereals with low or no added sugar. Serve water or low-fat milk more often than sugar-sweetened sodas and fruit-flavored drinks.
  • Choose and prepare foods with less salt. Keep the salt shaker off the table. Have fruits and vegetables on hand for snacks instead of salty snack foods.
  • Involve your child in planning and preparing meals. Children may be more willing to eat the dishes they help fix.
  • Have family meals together and serve everyone the same thing.
  • Do not be too strict. In small amounts, sweets or food from fast-food restaurants can still have a place in a healthy diet.
  • Make sure your child eats breakfast. Breakfast provides children with the energy they need to listen and learn in school.


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