Childhood is the best time to learn the healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Healthy eating can help your child feel good, stay at a normal weight, and have lots of energy for school and play. In fact, healthy eating can help your whole family live better which will carry through to future generations.
<p>Serve modest portions, even if it has to be on a smaller plate. For example, children between the ages of 2 and 8 should have 2 to 4 ounces of meat or meat alternatives each day. Children between.. more
• Offer new food. When trying a new food at a meal, be sure to include another food that your child already likes. Don't give up on offering new foods. Children may need many tries before they accep.. more
• Help your children understand healthy eating by teaching them about food - where it comes from, how it grows, what nutrients it contains, and how many calories it has.
• Grow some of your own foo.. more
If you have questions about this information, print it out and take it with you when you visit your doctor. You may want to use a highlighter to mark areas or make notes in the margins of the pages.. more