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We are happy to share with you our complete list of tips for how to change your child and family's habits.
Changing habits can be a fun family event if you set small simple and achievable goals. Each small change does add up to a healthier child and it is best to work on one or two habits at a time.
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List of Tips For Promoting Healthier Habits For Your Child And Family
- Help your child set one healthy goal
- Have your child track their progress.
- Encourage your child to track their goals with lots of enthusiasm.
- Be patient. It takes time to change habits.
- Think small. You can reach any goal with one focused step at a time.
- Praise your child for trying to change habits. Be encouraging.
- Evaluate your family’s healthy goals.
- Be positive. Smiling is good for your health.
- Help your kids learn about healthier foods at the grocery store. Read the food labels.
- Today make over your fridge and throw out the junk.
- Avoid words like “never” and “bad” with foods.
- Be patient and positive while kids are learning about healthy foods.
- Celebrate your family’s healthy habits. Even little ones add up.
- Demonstrate how fun it is to try new food. Trying new foods will help your child become a good eater.
- You are your child’s best advertisement. Have fun with nutrition!
- Reward your child with attention and kind words, not food.
- Parents are the most influential factor on their child's fitness.
- Talk about your healthy summer goals during meal time.
- Show your child how to make healthy choices when you are on the run.
- Discourage older children from making yucky faces or negative comments about unfamiliar foods.
- Take a look at your family goals and renew!
- Smiling is a great stress reducer.
- Leave your child a fun healthy note in their lunch box.
- Preschool is a time when lifetime attitudes toward food are formed. Although food tastes may change, your child's general approach to food and eating are based on experiences in the preschool years. Keep it fun and positive.
- Praise your family on their commitment to be active.
- Praise children when they are active. Show your kids the importance of exercise.
- Teach kids to eat slowly and savor their food.
- Be patient and positive when encouraging children to eat their fruits and veggies.
- Kids learn from their parents’ habits. Be a great role model for healthy eating.
- Take stock of last year and resolve to do better, love more and live healthier.
- Share nutrition ideas with other parents.