4 Steps to Model Healthy Eating for the Whole Family
One of the most important things parents can do for their children — as well as themselves — is to model healthy eating at home. Here are a few tips for helping your family eat smart:
Make mealtime family time. Children are more likely to eat what they’ve helped prepare — and research shows that children tend to consume more fruits, vegetables and dairy products when eating meals as family.
Keep healthy snacks on-hand wherever you go. Peanut butter and crackers, fresh fruit, popcorn, pretzels or portable yogurts are all good choices.