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Set a good example.

Model the healthy behavior you would like to see in your child. Everyone will feel better and have more energy!

  • Make healthy choices for yourself, including eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Avoid soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks, chips, and candy. Having these treats once in a while is okay, but it is best not to keep them in the house.
  • Little kids have little tummies. They need to eat small meals on a regular schedule — breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus healthy snacks in the morning and afternoon. Take healthy snacks with you when you're on the go, such as:
    • Half a sandwich and an orange
    • Cheese and crackers
    • A banana and a small bag of low-sugar or unsweetened cereal (whole grain if possible)
  • Offer your child a variety of nutritious foods that will provide them with the vitamins and minerals they need.
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