- Encourage healthy snacking. Keep fresh fruit within children’s reach.
- Don't force kids to clean their plates if they are full.
- Make fun, healthy snacks (here are some ideas)
- Skip sugary drinks like sodas, instead choose water, low-fat milk or 100% fruit juice.
- Watch portion size. Kids are smaller than adults and should eat smaller portions. Portions should be about the size of the back of a fist—a child’s fist for a child’s portion
- Track screen time. Screens include phones, tablets, computers, video games, televisions, etc. If screen time is under 2 hours a day, great! If not-it's time to get out and move.
- Make sure your child gets 60 minutes of physical activity each day. School PE classes can be counted as part of the 60 minutes. Some ideas for activities at home: walking as a family, jogging, running, playing tag, playing at the park, swimming, jumping rope, biking, tossing a ball, and dancing.
- Make celebrations more about doing fun activities and less about eating. Trying going to a park, zoo, beach to do fun outdoor activities.
- Eat together at regularly scheduled times. Regularly scheduled meal and snack times help kids learn structure for eating. And eating together as a family is a chance to model good behavior.
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