What is healthy eating?

Healthy eating means eating lots of:

-Fruits and vegetables.
-Lean meats.
-Nonfat and low-fat dairy products.
-Whole grains.

PLUS - drinking sufficient water to avoid dehydration. The amount will depend on climatic conditions and levels of activity. It also means limiting:

-Sweet liquids, such as soda, fruit juices, and sport drinks.
-Highly processed foods.
-Fast foods.

Healthy eating doesn't mean that your child has to give up all desserts and treats. Those types of foods can be for the odd occasion. Just remember that overall moderation is the goal.