In today’s world, it can be difficult teaching kids healthy eating habits. Large corporations pay big bucks to push processed foods packed with sugars, GMO’s and artificial coloring to young audiences through lively commercials and colorful ads.
To help parents encourage their children to lead a healthy lifestyle, the staff at Life Sports Fitness Fort Lauderdale after school program have pulled together their tips for teaching kids healthy eating habits.
Tip #1: You control what goes into the fridge and pantry. Avoid succumbing to pestering from your kids for junk food and stock your home with more healthy and nutritious foods than not. It’s ok to have some unhealthy foods, but again, you decide how much of it is available and when you will serve it.
Tip #2: Give your kids a choice. Although you should be the one choosing which foods enter your home, the instructors at our Broward Country after school program suggest giving your kids the option of choosing between healthy meals.
Tip #3: Be a good role model. By being a positive influence and choosing nutritious foods to eat, you’ll benefit both yours and your child’s health.
Tip #4: Stop enforcing a “clean-plate” rule. For many of us, we grew up with the notion that cleaning our plate was a good thing, but with today’s portion sizes that notion could lead to overeating.
To learn more about teaching kids healthy eating habits and how you can get your child involved in a positive after school program in Fort Lauderdale, contact our staff at Life Sports Fitness.