Your child CAN enjoy healthier foods. Three behavioral patterns that help kids eat healthier emerged from an editorial by two physician-scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. Here are the three tips:
1. It’s logical to choose food that tastes better; take the time to find healthy foods and recipes kids enjoy.
2. Keeping healthy snacks visible and available (eg. fruit bowl on kitchen table) increases their consumption.
3. Incentives work. One study found even $0.25 reward doubled fruit & vegetable consumption, even after the testing period.
So make the healthy choice the easy choice in your home.
Brian R. Bell, MPH
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.