Tips to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy

Making meals colourful, creating a presentation will encourage kids to get the nutrition they need

Let’s face it — getting kids to eat healthy is hard. Getting them to eat their vegetables or take that one last bite at the dinner table can sometimes be a challenge for all.

But how do you get them to eat healthy? Where do you start?

Shannon Van Ember, a nutritionist and personal trainer with West Shore Parks and Recreation, said modelling good eating habits as a parent has proven to have a significant impact on a child’s eating behaviours.

“Studies have shown id a parent or sibling enjoys a particular food, the child will be more likely to enjoy it as well.” she said. “Having at least one sit down meal per day helps model healthy eating habits and share quality time with your family.”

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