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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Feeding Strategies to Support Children's Healthy Weight

Feeding Strategies to Support Children’s Healthy Weight
It is important for young children to develop healthy eating habits. Here are some strategies to use at meal time.
• Eat with your children
• Reduce distractions by turning off electronic devices including the television.
• Be a positive role model. If you are eating potato chips, most likely your children will want chips as well.
• Offer a variety of foods.
• Offer children small portions but reassure them they can have more if they are still hungry.
• Let children serve themselves.
• Focus on portion sizes for children. Children do not need portion sizes as large as adult portions.
• Schedule regular meals and snacks.
• Create a positive environment by promoting positive communication and setting expectations for behavior at the table.

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