Do your children hate eating fruits and vegetables? Whether a child eats fruits and vegetable or not, doesn’t just depend on his/her preference only – family plays a critical role. Dietary behaviors are similar from childhood to adolescence and the amount of fruits and vegetables your child eats now may be protective against heart diseases in adulthood, after 21 years old.
As parents, you can make a big difference at your home and help create the best health for your kids. The following influences are positively associated with children’s fruit, fruit juice, and vegetable intake:
It’s obvious that parents can simply affect children’s intake of fruit and vegetable by being a great example for them! Let’s start making a change in our family environment to meet our fruit and vegetable daily needs! Here are a few tips:
You can play a great role in improving your family’s health and quality of life, here are seven tools/resources that can help you prepare healthy meals and get your kids and family involved in healthy living.
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