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A little change can go a long way!

Posted on May 05, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera

Changing your child's diet in small steps does add up.

The key message in this article is you can make changes to your child's diet that are small and it will make a difference.

Sometimes as parents, we get too bogged down with thinking that the change has to be significant in order for it to be worth it. We get so wrapped up with the thought of how difficult it will be to get our child to eat healthier that we end up putting aside "the change" for another day.

But the reality is, changing our child's diet can be simple. We can keep it really simple by starting with just one or two things in our child's diet. For example, just start changing your bread from white to whole wheat. Now that may not sound like a big change or so hard but now your child is getting more fiber in their diet which, by the way is associated with lower rates of cancer and a healthier heart.

All that from one simple change. Then you move to pasta or cereal. Just a little change can go a long way. Keep a look out for our new interactive feature, Interactive Healthy Recipes. It will be designed to not only give you some suggestions for healthy meals but also healthy substitutions.



1 Comment

Pam Lang
Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 @ 12:40 PM

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Thank you so much! It's so true! A little change can make a big difference. And if you change their diet when they're young, then they'll have developed good eating habits that they will carry into adulthood.

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