Research shows that parents are the most influential role models inhelping children to develop healthy lifestyles. As parents, you canhelp your children develop healthy eating habits by encouraging them toeat more fruits and vegetables; by providing healthy snacks and drinks;by helping them to recognize healthy portion sizes; and mostimportantly, by modeling healthy nutrition. Parents should alsoencourage their children to drink more water instead of soft drinksthat contain, on average, nine teaspoons of sugar. Emphasize tochildren the importance of daily physical exercise in place of playingvideo games and watching television and join them in fun physicalactivity! Prolonged fasting and fad dieting should be discouraged.
Here are some suggestions for healthy, nutritious snacks for children (and adults).
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