Here are some simple ways you can help your family make healthy food choices:
- Make fruit easier to eat by serving it in bite-sized pieces with yogurt for dipping.
- Serve vegetables with fun dipping options — like peanut butter, light salad dressing and salsa.
- Teach older children to read the ingredient list on food packages at the grocery store and choose those with whole grains at the top of the list.
- Encourage your children to help in making the grocery list, shopping, preparing, and serving the meals.
- Serve low-fat milk during meals.
- Make your own nutritious snacks at home, like trail mix or granola. Store 1/2-cup portions in baggies.
- Pre-bagging snacks will allow children to “grab and go” when they’re hungry, and help them learn appropriate portion sizes.
- Have your children take turns choosing a “color of the week” and then picking out a fruit or vegetable of the same color at the grocery store.