Back to School time seems to be a type of New Year’s as it is a way to make a fresh start and one goal that many have is to feed our children healthier foods. You may wonder where to start, well there is a web program that can help titled ‘Feeding Your Kids’.
Feeding your Kids is a 42-day program that shows you how to make small changes every day to get your children to choose healthier foods on their own and gain healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. Plus, in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, this program is free to all parents..
The author Eszter Erdélyi shares her Top 5 Tips for Feeding your Kids….
1. Make a List of why this is important to you. Whatever your reasons for making a change in your family’s habits, write them down and post the list in several places around the house, so that you can refer to WHY you are undertaking this challenge when things get tough.
2. Agree to Eat Breakfast Every Day For One Week: Kids who eat breakfast do better in school, have an increased attention span, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and tend to eat healthier overall.
3. Find Better Ways to Say I Love You: When foods are used to reward kids and show affection, kids may start using food to cope with stress or other emotions.
4. Set a Good Example: When it comes to food, you also want use positive habits that your children will adopt. Start small, whether it’s drinking more water instead of soda, or sitting at the table, be your own best example of the behavior you want to see in your child.
5. Upgrade Your Sugars: Consider these alternatives such as Agave Nectar, Honey, Molasses and Brown Rice Syrup.
Have you tried any of the sugars noted above?