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10 Tips to Help Kids Eat Healthier

Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Sitting at the dinner table until your plate was clear of leafy greens was like torture. If this method didn't work out for you, it probably isn't going to work on your own kids.

As a society that is constantly on the go, it's no surprise that the distance between food education and nutrition is growing. Children mimic those within their daily environments. That means if you're not eating healthy, your eating habits are rubbing off on your kids.

A new study from Business Insider claimed that children with strict parents are more likely to be overweight.

What if you taught your kids the importance of food, where it comes from and why you need certain food groups to fuel your body?

Dr. Mike shares why you should educate your children on healthy foods and 10 tips for helping your kids eat healthier.

10 Tips for Helping Kids to Eat Healthier
  • Read about food together
  • Play games
  • Encourage farm-to-school and environment-based curricula
  • Engage kids in community gardens and farms
  • Understand the importance of proper nutrition
  • Start a school campaign dedicated to food security issues
  • Start a family garden
  • Watch educational programs
  • Include kids in meal planning
  • Establish family meal times