When they’re babies, let them acquire a taste for vegetables before giving them stuff like applesauce.
A child should try a food at least 8 or 10 times before determining that he or she doesn’t like it. Try it cooked different ways.
so serve a wide variety of foods. The more healthy foods children try before the age of 2, the better the chances that they will be a good eaters later.
When you plan meals in advance, you are more likely to cook than to pick up fast food. And involve the kids. When kids help plan and prepare meals, they are more likely to eat them.
Establish rules that promote good habits and stick to them. Teach your children that cheeseburgers and chicken fingers are no substitute for a healthy, well-balanced meal.
A serving of pasta is about a fistful. A serving of potato chips is about a handful — not the whole bag!
Fruit, carrot sticks, low-salt pretzels, and trans-fat-free popcorn make for healthy alternatives to typical snacks. Limit cakes and candy to occasional treats.
It encourages mindless shoveling.
Make family meals special events with candles and great conversation — the benefi ts to your family will extend beyond your plate.
If you eat well, your kids are more likely to eat well too.
Meatless Monday is a national public health campaign to help Americans prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the consumption of saturated fat in America by at least 15% by 2010 – by encouraging people to be moderate in their eating and meal planning