12 Tactics That Help Kids Eat Better
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LifeTime WeightLoss in Anika DeCoster, Life Time Foundation, Lifestyle, Nutrition, ffamily nutrition, healthy eating for kids, kids nutrition

Surprisingly, one of the most common questions I get from clients isn’t about my clients themselves. It’s about their kids. Having committed to the Healthy Way of Eating, many want to know, “How do I get my kids on board?” Not only do we want our kids to have the same (or better) health advantages than we did, the idea of streamlining food preparation can make our weight loss commitments that much easier! Whether you’re just beginning your transition to healthy eating as a family or have been struggling for years, check out these 12 tried and true tactics that can get your kids saying yes to a healthier diet. 

Overall Philosophy

When it comes to kids’ nutrition, my core advice to parents is this: you have the opportunity to be a great role model and the chance to establish the division of responsibility. At meal time, parents’ responsibility should be the “what” and the “when,” while the child’s responsibility is the “how much.” Know your parenting style with regard to eating, and know that each kid is different. Both elements will influence how long your child’s transition to healthier eating will be as well as how long your patience will be tested! 

For Breakfast:

For Lunch: 

For Dinner:

For Snacks:

What have been your most successful strategies for getting your kids to eat a healthier diet? Share your favorites from above or the tips you’ve tried. Thanks for reading, everyone!

This month is national awareness month for the Life Time Foundation. The Life Time Foundation mission is to improve elementary school lunches around the nation.To find out more information or to help donate to healthier school lunches, go to https://www.lifetimefitness.com/content/foundation/en/home.html 

Written by Anika DeCoster – Program Manager of Life Time Weight Loss

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