Start Your Preschooler on the Path to Healthy Eating

Start Your Preschooler on the Path

Start Your Preschooler on the Path to Healthy Eating

Healthy Preschoolers

Tips To Start Your Preschooler On The Path To Healthy Eating

It is important to develop healthy eating habits with your child early in life. By exposing him or her to regular meals based on nutrient-rich foods such as, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains they will become accustomed to a healthier lifestyle. Establishing family mealtimes, introducing new foods and eating snacks regularly are crucial to a preschooler’s path to healthy eating. Having a routine mealtime as a family plays a key role in raising high-achieving, healthy and well-adjusted children. Introducing new foods to children can be difficult, so you may have to offer food 10-15 times before it’s accepted. By just adding one new food item to a meal with three or so healthy foods your child already enjoys it can lead to them being willing to try other foods later in life. Lastly, healthy snacks provide the nutrients children need each day, snacking also provides enough calories to sustain them through their busy and active day or play! Refer to the PDF above to read all seven tips to start your preschooler on the path to healthy eating!