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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Family's Eating Habits:

  1. Don't skip breakfast.


    Your mother was right; breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Yet almost half of American families regularly skip itBreakfast has been associated with better memory, better test scores, better attention span, healthier body weights, and improved overall nutrition.

  2. Keep healthy snacks on hand.


    Fruitsvegetables, cheese, and whole grains are great snacks for hungry kids. Snacks can support, or even enhance, your child's overall healthy eating plan if you keep the right foods on hand.

  3. Watch your portions.


    Overeating is easy when there’s too much on the plate. Make sure you know the difference between serving size and portion size.

  4. Eat as a family.


    Eating meals together can help everyone eat healthier, is a fun way to explore new foods together, and a great time for family conversations! 

  5. Keep family meals media-free.


    Eating in front of screen can lead to overeating. Meal time is an important time for family conversations and sharing the day's experiences without media getting in the way.

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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