Newfoundland Health Care
As a parent or caregiver, you play an important job in shaping your children’s eating habits. You have a role in deciding where meals and snacks are served and what foods to offer your children. Positive experiences with food will help your children develop healthy eating habits.
Having regular meals and snacks at similar times every day creates a healthy routine. If your children eat throughout the day, they may not be hungry when it’s time for a meal or snack.
Family meals can be an opportunity to provide positive role modeling and allow you to lead by example. Children learn from watching adults. By seeing you eat vegetables and fruit your children are more likely to do the same.
Planning to enjoy vegetables and fruit helps to improve your eating habits. For example: