Returning User? Login Here | Bookmark this site | Contests | Sitemap
dad dads
Toilet training
Sleeping
How to
Shopping
Baby names
Sex
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Calculator
Mother's Day
Favorites
 
 
 
 
Tell a Friend
 
Subscribe via RSS
Enter your email



 
   RSS Feed
 XML Sitemap
 greatdad/sitemap
 
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Are you fostering bad eating habits in your children?

Be the first to rate this article:

By GreatDad Writers   Print
Subscribe to Newsletters

Are you fostering bad eating habits in your children?According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one-third of American children were obese in 2008. If you don't want your kids to be among them, you must begin fostering good eating habits in the home.

Every parent occasionally has trouble convincing kids to eat their veggies, but with childhood obesity rates at an all-time high, making sure your children are getting adequate nutrition has never been more important. So how can you encourage healthy eating in your household?

As a father, it's important that you set a good example. You can't expect your kids to make healthy eating decisions if you're chowing down on pizza and fast food every night - you need to practice what you preach. If you want your kids to eat their veggies, eat yours, too. Make it a house rule that each meal contains at least one serving of fruit and vegetables. Not only will you encourage healthy habits, you might even improve your own physique.

Healthy eating habits must also extend beyond your own kitchen. Educate your children about basic nutrition so that they can make healthy choices when hanging out at friends' houses or eating in the school cafeteria. Before they head off to classes for the day, make a point of sending them off with nutritious snacks, like sliced apples or baby carrots, in tow.  
Subscribe to the pregnancy newsletter or 4-8 year olds newsletter.
Login with Facebook
 
 
 
 
Post a Comment
 
 
 
First Name:  
City:
Email Address:
Comments:
Total Words:
(400 words*)

Enter the characters you see in the image. They are case sensitive.

 
   
     
     
 
 
Shopping
 
 
 
 
Article List
3 great push present ideas for dads
Are you fostering bad eating habits in your children?
Are you bonding well enough with your newborn?
Short Poems for Father's Day
Advice for new dads on Father's Day
Remote Control Gifts for Dads
Two great Father’s Day gifts for Divorced Dads
Gifts for Traveling Dads
New Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
Father's Day Book Review- “Reading with Dad”
Five Top Point and Click Cameras for Father's Day 2011
Five Father's Day gifts for Geeky Dads
Five Free Gifts to Celebrate Father’s Day

1 2 3 NEXT
 
Tell a Friend
Subscribe to Newsletters
Forum Topics

The best way to help select the right bags
Posts: 0  Views: 19

Different types of HANDBAGS
Posts: 0  Views: 13

Designer handbag SHAPES
Posts: 0  Views: 5

How to pick and choose a right bags
Posts: 0  Views: 4

Different kinds of Bags
Posts: 0  Views: 3

   
Most Popular Articles
When is a child ready to be potty-trained?
Nine reasons to delay toilet training
21 Potty Training Tips
How to potty train your child in one day
Top tips to prepare your child for toilet training (even though it may be months away)
Eight Tips on Buying a Potty Chair
The NAKED CHILD APPROACH to toilet training
 
 
See more articles...