As any parent can attest, getting our little ones to eat anything, let alone healthy foods, often requires a Herculean effort worthy of its own book or movie. Kids are finicky by nature, but they always seem to have an unhealthy aversion to fruits and vegetables to go along with an (un)healthy hankering for less healthy foods, such as mac-n-cheese, hot dogs and pizza.
It’s very important to stay the course and continue to offer your child healthy foods, even if they don’t eat them initially. Research shows that kids often won’t try something until it’s been offered to them 15 or more times, on average. It’s just as important, if not more so, for parents to eat healthy, not only for their own health but to set a good example for their children. It’s no secret that children copy their parents. Exhibiting the eating habits you’d like your child to adopt is one of the best ways to ensure they’ll develop healthy eating habits for life. Don’t give up or give in!
Unless your kids love a diverse diet comprised of fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats, and small amounts of healthy fats they’re probably not getting the recommended daily levels of important nutrients they need for optimal growth and development.
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Ensuring your children get the necessary nutrients to meet their needs gets a lot easier when you incorporate supplements into your family’s daily health regimen.
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