Even if you manage to navigate the barrage of junk food advertising aimed at children, most kids are fussy eaters and it can be an exhausting exercise negotiating with them to eat their vegetables every night after a long day of work.
The good news is that you’re not alone. And the earlier you start implementing healthy eating habits, the less of a battle you should have on your hands when they’re older.
Here are some tips for parents on how to lay the foundations for basic healthy eating and nutrition in young children:
Be the adult: You oversee what food is available to your child. If it’s not in the cupboard or the fridge, they can’t have it, so don’t buy it.
Read food labels: The Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods lists everything you need to know about that product, from the calories to the fat, protein and carbohydrate content.
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