It is never too late to get the whole family, including the kids, to eat healthy. Teaching kids to eat healthy is easiest if you start when they are infants, but with the right motivation older children can learn to enjoy eating healthy foods. If your family needs to learn to eat healthy, here are a few tips that may make the transformation more palatable. Here are 7 tips to get your kids eating healthy.
1. Involve the whole family
Your chances of successfully switching your family to a healthy diet are greatly increased when you involve the whole family. Convince family members that the new healthy diet is a great eating adventure that will enable them to explore new foods instead of sticking to their usual dull diet... and do it yourself!
2. Personal lists
Sit down with each family member and list some healthy foods they already like. These foods are great for substituting for foods that will be eliminated from his or her diet. A good example of this would be if your son likes oranges, eliminate cookies from his diet and substitute with an orange at snack time. Encourage your kids to suggest some healthy foods on their own and try to come up with some foods everyone in the family likes.
3. Get fresh
If possible, obtain fresh, organic foods. Choose the freshest vegetables and fruits; select fresh non-processed whole foods and protein from a healthy source.