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How to Encourage Your Child to Make Healthy Food Choices

Watch more Healthy Eating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Help your child to make healthy food choices with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Provide balanced diet Provide healthy food choices that will give your child the nutrients necessary for growth and development such as protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Step 2: Lead by example Inspire your kids to eat healthily through your own willpower. Explain to them why exercising and eating healthy foods are important to you. Step 3: Cut snacks Cut up healthy snacks such as carrots, celery, and melon and put them in baggies in the refrigerator. These are great snacks for kids on the go. Tip Pack an extra snack in your child's backpack or lunchbox to help them avoid temptations at the vending machine. Step 4: Read labels Teach your child how to read food labels, which provide calorie counts, serving sizes, and other nutritional facts. Step 5: Avoid sugary drinks Avoid serving soft drinks, energy drinks, and juices that contain caffeine, added sugar, and artificial flavoring. Offer healthy choices such as milk or water. Step 6: Cook together Involve your child in planning, selecting, and cooking meals. They will learn about all the healthy ingredients that go in their food. Step 7: Eat together Enjoy family meals on a regular basis. This is a great time to talk about your day. Did You Know? A 12 ounce can of soft drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.
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