(Written by Connie Jameson and Edited by Elle Yi ) Many of the habits that last a lifetime are created between the age of 6 and 12. During this period it is extremely important that parents take an active role in creating some healthy eating habits for their children in order to ensure their healthy growth.
The key to weight and health control is to teach your children to eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel no more hunger. Using food for punishment or award actually encourages your children to ignore the signs of hunger. If you want to show your child that you are pleased with what they do, you better buy them a book or a small toy instead of ice cream or waffles, for example. Do not ignore the fact that your child also needs at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
Here are some good practices that you can use in order to build some healthy eating habits for your children: [Read more…]