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December 2014 • #90
A Note from the Medical Editor
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start your year off right. Consider adding a few resolutions around making healthier food choices. You know your family better than anyone; use that knowledge and get creative in how you can incorporate healthier menus into your family’s daily schedule. 
Check out these sample one-day menus for ideas: 
Remember, children learn by example. The very best way to get your kids to eat healthier is to be a good role model and do the same!
Happy 2015!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
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