How To Encourage Children To Eat Well

Healthy Eating For Children

Promoting healthy eating for children can have lifelong benefits.

For many people, eating familiar foods outweighs trying new ones. This is especially true for children who may stick to eating a handful of foods. While a certain level of comfort is fine, it’s a good idea to help them expand their horizons and eat a well-balanced diet. Even though getting your children to eat well might seem like an uphill battle, you actually have a large amount of influence on their eating habits. Here are a few ways you can encourage your children to eat well.

Encourage Their Participation

One of the best ways to get children interested in trying new things is to giving them a sense of control. Encourage your children to come up with new, healthy foods they’d like to try! This will help them feel a sense of autonomy while opening them up to new experiences. You can also have them help you create the healthy dishes you’ll make. They’ll be so immersed in the experience of making a delicious meal, they’ll embrace healthy eating! Encouraging your children to participate will also create long-lasting change because they won’t have been forced to embrace healthy eating.

Show Them Where Food Comes From

For children (and adults!) there can be a disconnect between our food sources and the products we eat. This can lead to us not truly understanding the benefits of eating healthy foods. If you teach your children about where healthy foods come from, they will have a better appreciation for them and will likely be more interested in eating them in the future.

Lead By Example

Parents play a large role in their children’s lives, so it’s important that your eating habits reflect the ones you want your children to have. You establish what the norm is regarding diet in your home, so be conscious of that. Use this responsibility to encourage healthy eating habits!

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