Serving healthy meals is one of the most important steps to developing and maintaining healthy eating habits for children and adults alike. Whether you are feeding toddlers or teenagers, eating at home or at a restaurant, mealtime is the perfect way to ensure they have the opportunity to eat a wide variety of healthy foods.
Studies have also found that when children sit down to family meals, they are more likely to be better students, have healthier overall diets, develop a more diverse vocabulary and are less likely to be overweight. As a parent, if you want to develop healthy eating habits for your family, start with the gift of family meals.
Healthy meals don't have to be complicated. Start by making sure that one food from each food group is included, and pre-washed baby carrots or frozen peas and glasses of milk count! Read on for more tips and tricks from registered dietitian nutritionist moms.