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Healthy Eating Habits for Children.

Teaching your children healthy eating habits and modeling these behaviors yourself can help them maintain a healthy weight, normal growth and sound mind. The eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults. Some of the most important aspects of healthy eating are portion control and cutting down on fat and sugar.
 
Here are simple ways to promote healthy eating habits this holiday period:

  • Encourage children to eat breakfast
  • Encourage children to sit at the table to eat
  • Involve the children in food shopping and preparing of meals
  • Guide their choice of food rather than dictating for them
  • Encourage the use of fruits and veggies as snacks
  • Encourage the children to eat slowly
  • As often as possible, eat meals together as a family
  • Discourage eating food or snacks while watching TV
  • Encourage your children to drink more water
  • Try not to use food to punish or reward children
  • Moderation is the key; pay attention to food portion

A healthy Holiday is our wish to all Howbury School parents and pupils.

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