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    Avoiding Childhood Obesity Developing Healthy Eating Habits
    Mike Hanik, MEd Youth Fitness Expert


    Family eating patterns play a role in the eating habits children have as they move
    into adulthood. All parents want their children to grow to be healthy adults.
    Developing good eating habits at an early age will help reduce the risk of
    developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity later in life. At times it may
    seem difficult to provide healthy food choices. With a little planning and involving
    your children you can provide healthy snacks and meals for your family.

    Plan snacks and meals

    Planning your meals and snacks in advance can do a lot to prevent moments of
    desperation when your kids are asking for a snack or you have no idea what to do
    for dinner. Planning meals and snacks and cooking at home may seem like a
    daunting task but once you get into the routine you may find that it will help reduce
    the stress of trying to figure out what to eat each day. Preparing meals at home
    should also save you money since it is less expensive than dining out.

    Sit down once a week and plan out your meals and snacks. If your children are old
    enough they can join you in the planning process. Ask them what healthy foods
    they enjoy. Once you have an idea of what meals and snacks you would like for the
    week prepare of list of items you need from the grocery store. Having a list and
    sticking to it will help you only buy the healthy items you need. If you bring your
    children along to the grocery store you may want to read these tips on how to
    make it through the store without going crazy. When you include your kids in the
    process it will help them feel like they are part of the decision making.

    Eat Meals Together
    There are benefits to eating meals together as a family. If you involve your kids in
    the preparation process they can learn to appreciate the value of food and the work
    that goes into preparing it. Children who eat at least 5 times a week with their
    family are at a lower risk of developing poor eating habits and weight problems.

    Snacks are okay

    Snacking is a good thing as long as it is healthy. Scheduling snacks can help a child
    learn healthy eating habits. A couple of strategic snack times between meals can
    help to maintain steady blood sugar levels. Cutting out snacks may cause blood
    sugar levels to drop and may encourage overeating at mealtime. Here are some
    examples of healthy snacks for kids.

    • Frozen berries, grapes, and strawberries
    • Fresh fruit and nut butter
    • Smoothies
    • Mini veggie pizzas (homemade on whole grain bread or crust)
    • Vegetable crudités and low-fat dip (you can whip up an easy dip with fat-free
    Greek yogurt, powdered Italian dressing, and a little vegetable or tomato juice)
    • Whole grain crackers and low-fat cheese
    • Plain, low-fat yogurt with a little raw honey
    • Fruit and plain yogurt
    • Hard-boiled egg
    • Nuts and seeds

    Notice that there are no chips or sweets on the snack list.

    Involve your children in the process from planning to preparation. Allow them to
    have healthy snacks. Use these opportunities to talk about healthy eating choices.

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