While snacking is a great way to curb your child’s appetite and prevent overeating, it can also develop negative health habits if not monitored properly. Sugar, salt, and fat replace significant nutritional value in the majority of foods that are labeled as “snacks.” By providing your child with healthier options, like fresh fruit and vegetables, you can stave off the ever-increasing problem of high blood pressure and obesity in youth.
Encouraging your child to munch on a carrot instead of a candy bar is no simple feat. Add vending machines and glossy candy adverts to the picture and you have even more of a challenge. But when 25% of your child’s calorie intake comes from snacks, it is critical to introduce healthy foods into your child’s diet early on. In this video, you’ll learn how a little creative thinking and personal monitoring can set your child on a healthier path.
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