With so many fast food commercials surrounding kids these days, it may seem impossible to teach them eat healthier. But don’t give up easily. There are some good ways to help your kids either re-think their eating habits and start eating healthier or at the very least eat better than they did before.
- Be a Positive Role Model
No matter how much you think the peers influence your kids, they still see you as an example. Eating whatever is easy and quick to cook in a microwave while arguing with your child about him or her doing exactly the same thing won’t lead you far. Doing some small changes yourself will eventually make it easier for you and your kids to keep to a better diet.
- Cook More at Home
This may be difficult because of so many things keeping you busy all day. Just give it a try, and start with one day a week full of home-made dishes, or make it a habit of cooking one meal at home every day.
- Involve your Kids
Try to get your kids involved in choosing the right products, learning about their benefits for your health, cooking tasty new dishes together, and noticing the improvements from these new habits. Food suppliers now create visually attractive and easy-to-navigate websites where your kids can choose what they’d like to try. Invent a game, giving your child a task to choose the product he or she want you to cook for a weekend dinner on FoodToLive.com. They will see how many products they haven’t tried yet or didn’t know about.
- Make healthy snacks
Keep plenty of tasty and healthy foods available at home. Fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, berries, nuts and healthy drinks like pure juice, milk or water with mint or fruits should always be there when your kids want to have a snack. You will soon notice you have to fill your healthy food stocks more often.
- Make More of the Mealtimes
Keep gadgets away and make sure you bring your family together for a good home-made meal. Catch up with your kids’ lives, discuss family vacation or holiday plans, talk and listen to them. Fortunately, healthy eating gets more and more popular, so you can also note that many celebrities prefer a healthy diet and they actually look good. Don’t forget to mention the ones your kids like.
Stay closer to your kids, cook more, provide the comfort of your family meals, stay positive and make it a good tradition.