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NUTRITION FOR KIDS
  Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits in Children  
 
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Encouraging healthy eating habits in children at an early age is very important. If children are able to imbibe the habit of eating healthy at an early age, they can follow it forever. As such they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Read on to know more about how you can encourage healthy eating habit in children. Healthy eating habit is important not only for children, but for adults also. The hectic lifestyle of the modern day has lead moms to offer many quick fix meals for their children and family. It is high time we paid attention to this and as apparent, you will find it very challenging to encourage healthy eating habits in your children.

 
     
  Tips to Persuade Healthy Eating Habits in Children  
  Start Early  
     
 
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If you are able to start early and help your child eat healthy from the very beginning, it will last for a lifetime and save him from many health disorders. This does not mean that you have to keep away the sweets and fast food items from your child. Do not do this. Let him eat fast food in moderation and sometimes include sweets in meals also.

 
  Prepare Healthy Food at Home  
     
 
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Prepare tasty healthy foods and present them in stylish manner so that your child loves to eat them. It is also important that you try to have family dinner everyday. This will help develop good eating habits in children, as you will also have the same dinner, which is full of nutrition. You also try to prepare different food items and pay attention to add all the nutrients and remove unhealthy food items from the diet of children. Today children are getting tempted towards the unhealthy food items very easily. Educate them and try to keep these things almost away from your home. Explain the drawbacks of eating these food items.

 
     
  Become a Role Model  
     
 
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If you enjoy eating healthy food items, your children will follow suit. The main reason behind this is that children love and believe in examples. Also, healthy food does not mean that they are tasteless or not tempting. You can prepare such meals that can be healthy and delicious as well. When you go shopping for food items, take your children along and encourage them to choose the food items that are healthy and nutritious. When you are preparing food, they can help you in decorating fruit salad or green salad. If the child is capable enough, you can ask him to prepare the filling stuff or take part in food preparation.

 
     
  Discuss Nutrition  
     
 
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Involve your child in discussion for nutrition and ingredients in the food items and fruits. Let them know from where the food comes and what nutrient is there in the food that is prepared that day. Encouraging children to eat healthy food is a challenging job. You must have patience and keep on making efforts in this regard. Try step by step and the best thing is to convince and persuade your child. This will help him improve his lifestyle and will help him lead a better and healthy life. Do not completely deprive your child from sweets or fast food items. Reduce the intake slowly and gradually. Start now and take the benefit of the tips and guidelines, which will ease your process and effort.

 
     
     
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