We all know that getting kids to make healthy choices when it comes to food can be a struggle. We wanted to share this blog, Healthy Eating Habits for Kids, with you to provide some pointers for healthier eating at your home. Our PAL Summer Camp provides breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack to all campers and we noticed we are already following a few of the rules on this list, including incorporating more than one food group into snack time, having a set routine of meal and snack times, and growing food together in our PAL garden.
In this blog, dietitian Jill Castle shares nine tips to help kids develop healthy eating habits.
“Many parents I talk with have a common concern. They want their kids to eat better. That is, eat healthier. When we drill down, their desire is that their child eat more vegetables, or more whole grains, more fruit, or fewer items they deem unhealthy.
Luckily, eating healthier isn’t just about vegetables. Or healthier food, for that matter. Helping kids eat healthier can include this, of course, but it can also be helped along through how you handle feeding.”