Raising healthy children is a life-long process, but it starts at an early age. As a parent, you want to teach your kids healthy habits and behaviors. You also want your children to choose nutritious foods, learn to balance their diet, and engage in exercise. The challenge is finding the right ways to teach a child without getting too technical for a young individual to understand the discussion. Fortunately, you can teach healthy habits by practicing the lessons you plan to teach.
As a parent, you have the important job of providing your children with the food needed to stay healthy. Since you are in control of the food supply, you can bring healthy food into the house, but it is ultimately up to your child to decide which ones to eat, or whether to eat at all. While you can steer your child toward healthy eating, you may need to do it in a clever way.
Psy.D., Author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life